Man involved in Nikiski shooting arrested

The man shot during a confrontation with Alaska State Troopers in Nikiski on Dec. 7 was arrested in Anchorage on Friday.

Soldotna resident Brian Tupper, 37, was arrested on three outstanding felony warrants, according to a Sunday trooper dispatch. He was arrested at the hospital where he was being treated, said Alaska State Troopers Public Information Office Megan Peters in an email.

Tupper was shot in Nikiski on Wednesday after troopers tried to arrested him on two warrants for obstruction of a court order and one for failure to stop and reckless driving. When they attempted to arrest him, he drove a vehicle at the troopers and they opened fire on him, hitting him in the leg, as previously reported by the Clarion.

The troopers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave for a 72-hour period, which expired Saturday. Tupper is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex on $30,000 bail.

Reach Elizabeth Earl at elizabeth.earl@peninsulaclarion.com.

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