A drunk driver was reported in Wasilla, Ak, leading troopers to pursue the driver and eventually corner him in an intersection. Cornered, the Samel's truck quickly reversed towards the officers, prompting them to fire into the cab of the truck, killing Samel and wounding a passenger. Samel suffered from bipolar disorder and was one of the hunters who discovered the body of Chris McCandless, whose death was captured in the book and movie "Into The Wild."
Victim's Name: Gordon E. Samel
Agency Responsible: Alaska State Troopers
Date of Death: March 9, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Justified
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes