Anchorage police shot and killed a man Monday morning after he approached officers with a shotgun and wouldn't put it down, a spokeswoman said.
The shooting happened outside an apartment building in the 2800 block of West 31st Avenue in Turnagain, said police spokeswoman Marlene Lammers.
Police were responding to a 911 call from a woman who said she had been assaulted by her husband and had fled to a neighbor's apartment. The call came just after 4:30 a.m.
The New York Police Benevolent Association said on Facebook, "Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our brother, P.O. Brian Kessler, who was killed in a vehicle collision on his way home from work this morning. He was just 28 years old and had less than nine months on the job."