Man points rifle at officer,
officer responds with fatal shot
On the Y-K Delta
A young Bethel man was fatally shot after pointing a rifle at a Bethel Police officer on Oct. 2, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. Bethel Police Department responded to a disturbance at 188 East Ave. at about 9:39 p.m. When BPD officers arrived at the scene, witnesses told them that one person had a gun and there were still people in the house. As officers were evacuating two people from the residence, they were confronted by Sam Alexi Jr., 24 of Bethel, who was holding a rifle. Officers yelled at Alexi to drop the weapon. Instead, Alexi pointed the weapon at the officers. In response, an officer fired one round at Alexi who was pronounced dead at the scene. Three Bethel Alaska State Troopers responded after a call for assistance at 10:45 p.m., and assisted in securing the area. The following day Alaska Bureau of Investigations flew into Bethel to assist with investigation.