Bishar Hassan Killed by Anchorage Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
16th Ave and A St
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Police received calls around 5:43 p.m. describing a man in a black puffy jacket who was waving around a black gun in the parking lot of the Walmart. After the man got off a short bus ride, three patrol cars arrived. Bishar Ali Hassan allegedly walked toward the officers, and continued to walk toward them after being told to stop. He then pulled a BB gun that looked like a real pistol from his waistband and pointed it toward officers, who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Bishar Hassan

Agency Responsible: Anchorage Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Black

Date of Death: April 1, 2019

County: Anchorage

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: BB gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4656

Geography: Urban

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