Shooting suspect apparently committed suicide

Oct 16, 2012 -- 10:43am


-  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State Troopers say man who shot at an officer before fleeing in the trooper's cruiser apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Troopers on Tuesday released more information in the early Saturday incident near Wasilla It began when Trooper Andrew Ballesteros pulled over a vehicle carrying three people. While Ballesteros was talking to a passenger, the driver - 22-year-old Nicholas Leo Frazier of Anchorage - stepped out and shot at Ballesteros, who returned fire. Frazier fled in the wounded trooper's vehicle and was found dead about a mile away. In a web posting, troopers say an autopsy showed Frazier had two non-fatal gunshot wounds, apparently from Ballesteros. Officials also say Frazier had two additional gunshot wounds, both of which appear to be self-inflicted and at least one was fatal.

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