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Alaska Native man being treated after being shot by police officer

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Still image from video uploaded by KYUK-TV. Image from Facebook

An Alaska Native man is being treated for injuries after being shot in an incident with police officers in Bethel last Friday.

The 31-year-old man was identified as Aaron Moses. A video uploaded by KYUK-TV shows him swinging a baseball bat at two officers, one of whom shot him in the abdomen with a stun gun.

The incident came just days after tribal leaders raised concerns about police brutality in Bethel. Last month, a Native man was injured after being sprayed in the face with some sort of chemical and repeatedly thrown to the ground, according to a witness.

Both incidents are under investigation.


YouTube: KYUK - Bethel, Alaska Officer Involved Shooting

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Bethel Police Officer Shoots Man During Altercation (KYUK 8/18)
Video of Bethel police shooting comes amid two investigations (The Anchorage Daily News 8/18)
Bethel man recovering from gunshot wound after altercation with police (KTOO 8/18)

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Alaska tribes concerned about police officer brutality complaint (8/13)


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