Galena Man Shot in Fairbanks Officer-Involved Shooting Dies at ANMC

Galena man, Tristan Vent, died from wounds he sustained in last Tuesday's Fairbanks shooting incident.
Galena man, Tristan Vent, died from wounds he sustained in last Tuesday’s Fairbanks shooting incident.

The man, 19-year-old Tristan Vent, who was involved in an officer-involved shooting in Fairbanks last Tuesday, has succumbed to his injuries sustained during that incident, trooper dispatch revealed this morning.

The 19-year-old Galena man was the subject of an attempted traffic stop at approximately 9:30 am on September 9th, after troopers observed that he was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier that morning.

When stopped, troopers reported that Vent was armed and additional troopers and Fairbanks police responded to the scene.

Initially, during the stand-off, negotiations were begun, and less than lethal force was employed, but the bean bags were ineffectual.

A short time later, gunfire erupted and Vent was seriously wounded. at Least five officers were reported to have been involved in the shooting.

Vent was taken to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment and ultimately taken to the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Troopers were notified at 6:30 am, that Vent had died at ANMC.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is continuing their investigation of the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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