Fairbanks Officer Ambushed And Repeatedly Shot, Suspect On Loose
UPDATE: Randy Sutton, the national spokesman for Blue Lives Matter just spoke to Deputy Chief Eric Jewkes from Fairbanks. He is optimistic that the injuries inflicted on our hero are not life threatening. He has been taken to Anchorage for treatment. The department and community of Fairbanks are thankful for the overwhelming support from law enforcement. The department is activley chasing leads to find the suspect.
Fairbanks, Alaska – Early this morning a Fairbanks police officer was ambushed and repeatedly shot. The suspect then stole the officer’s patrol car and is still on the loose.
The seriousness of the officer’s condition is not immediately clear. The only information released was that he is alive after receiving multiple gunshot wounds.
The stolen police car was later recovered and the dash camera footage was recovered. The police department released the dash camera video in hopes that it would lead to information what would help them catch the suspect.
Posted by Fairbanks Police Department on Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Fairbanks Police Department released the following statement:
Shortly after midnight, the Fairbanks Police Department responded to the 300 block of 7th Avenue for reports of shots fired. As multiple calls came into the Dispatch Center, a responding officer radioed that he was shot.
After shooting the officer, the suspect fled the scene in the officer’s patrol car. A few blocks away the patrol car was recovered.
The suspect is an Alaska Native male in his 20s wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, and a knit hat.
The officer was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by the Fairbanks Fire Department. The officer sustained serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds and has since been flown to Anchorage for treatment.
The Fairbanks Police Department urges the public to be safe as the suspect is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information relating to this incident please contact the Fairbanks Police Department at 907-459-6800
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured hero and his family. Officers are actively searching for the suspect before he can harm anybody else.