A chase and a police-involved shooting on South Cushman left one man dead this afternoon. Shots were fired from Fairbanks Police Officers, leaving a man dead at the corner of 15th Avenue and South Cushman. According to police, at around 1:40 this afternoon, dispatch received a report of a man pointing a gun at people inside the Alaska Motel on South Cushman. A struggle ensued between the man and the witnesses inside an apartment, and shots were reportedly fired. Police arrived on scene and a chase ensued.
Anatoliy Balko, the 19-year-old hiker who went missing between Chena Hot Springs Resort and Far Mountain, was located Monday evening when aerial searchers spotted a makeshift flag that Balko had made. Alaska State Troopers responded by helicopter to the area, locating Balko in good health and flying him back to Chena Hot Springs Resort.