A man in the Western Alaska village of Chevak shot and wounded a police officer Wednesday evening before killing himself, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A trooper statement issued Thursday morning identified the deceased suspect as 24-year-old Harold Paniyak. Troopers subsequently identified the wounded officer as 40-year-old Derrick McDonald, ADN.com reports.
"Initial reports indicate (Paniyak) shot a village police officer," troopers wrote. "Paniyak then took his own life. (McDonald) was medevaced to an Anchorage hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries."