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Herman Bean Jr, 49
Anchorage, Alaska
January 12, 2016

Agencies: Anchorage Police Department Alaska | Office of Special Prosecutions Alaska

Last updated: 8 months ago

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When the officers went inside, according to APD, they saw Bean standing near a bedroom doorway holding a "large butcher knife." They could also hear a woman screaming in the bedroom, APD said.

The officers ordered the man to drop the knife, but he "charged the officers while wielding the knife," APD said. The officers fired two shots each at Bean as he got within a few feet of them, APD said.

Other officers arrived at the scene and began life-saving efforts on Bean, who was pronounced dead by medics at the scene, APD said. The woman was not injured.

APD said someone reported to them that Bean had been drinking alcohol earlier in the evening, but did not say who told them that. At Friday's press conference, Tolley said the woman had made the 911 call about the fight.

The state Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals will determine if the shooting was justified, and APD Internal Affairs will determine whether it followed department policy.

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