Police Identify Man Charged for Allegedly Pointing Gun at Officers

Anchorage Police identify the man charged for allegedly pointing a gun at officers during a routine traffic stop Sunday evening. (11/18)

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by Megan Mazurek

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage Police identify the man charged for allegedly pointing a gun at officers during a routine traffic stop Sunday evening. (11/18)

Kyle Garett Swann, 22, was a backseat passenger in a small SUV police pulled over in the area of Denali Street and 11th Avenue.

When a police ran a computer check on the vehicle's occupants an officer discovered Swann had an outstanding bench warrant for failing to appear for a pre-indictment hearing on drug charges.

When officers approached the vehicle, police say Swann withdrew a handgun and pointed it at officers. Officers stepped away and fired their service weapons in the backseat at Swann. He was shot in his left arm and was taken to the local hospital where he underwent surgery.

He faces 4 counts of felony assault and charges on an outstanding warrant. His bail is set at $40,000 cash only. He'll be taken to jail when he is released from the hospital.

The driver and the front-seat passenger were not injured in the shooting.

The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released Wednesday.