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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks police say the man fatally shot by authorities on Christmas Eve was a 20-year-old Fairbanks resident.

Police say Cody Eyre died at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after the incident Sunday evening.

Authorities say Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police responded to a call reporting a distraught man armed with a gun, walking in a residential area in the northern part of the city.

Authorities say officers located the man about an hour later near the intersection of the Steese Highway and Johansen Expressway, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the man’s reported location.

Troopers said the man brandished a gun at the officers, and troopers and Fairbanks police both fired on him.

Fairbanks police say the names of officers involved in the shooting will be released later this week.