ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The family of a man killed by an Alaska police officer during a routine traffic stop said he had seven bullet wounds, including one contact wound under his left arm aimed at his lung and heart.
Micah McComas was killed after drugs were found in his wallet during a traffic stop in Seward Oct. 1. His sister, Krista Smith of South Carolina, said Thursday the family has a number of unanswered questions and wonders if lethal force was necessary.
McComas was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser by officer Michael “Eddie” Armstrong. Somehow, McComas was able to get into the front seat and tried to drive off. Alaska State Troopers say Armstrong tried to stop him before discharging his weapon.
Troopers have said McComas “sustained fatal gunshot wounds.”
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