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December 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Former Tacoma legislator Brian Sullivan shot and killed in Alaska

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A former Washington state representative working as an assistant district attorney in Alaska was killed Monday night in a shooting.

KTUU-TV reports 48-year-old Brian Sullivan died Monday night in a shooting at a home in Barrow, the northernmost community in the United States.

North Slope Borough officials say a man was taken into custody. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

Interim North Slope Borough Police Department Chief Darryl Holman requested that Alaska State Troopers assist in the investigation and Fairbanks troopers were preparing to fly to Barrow.

Sullivan on his website described himself as a military veteran who served as an Army judge advocate general.

Sullivan served in the Washington state House from January 1997 to January 2001.

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