Man arrested for shooting of Fairbanks police officer

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of a Fairbanks police officer. Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie was taken into custody by Fairbanks police Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting of police Sergeant Allen Brandt.

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Jenkins-Alexie has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, vehicle theft, and tampering with evidence.

Fairbanks acting police chief Brad Johnson said the suspect has a “lengthy criminal history and has previously made threats against law enforcement.”

Jenkins-Alexie was arrested while out taking a walk.

Johnson said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that the suspect posed “a serious threat to everyone.”

According to police, Jenkins-Alexie opened fire on Brandt on Sunday, striking him four times in the lower part of his body and once in the chest. Brandt was wearing body armor that protected his chest area, but his legs were badly injured and he sustained shrapnel in his left eye, Johnson said.

“He is awake, alert and in stable condition,” Johnson said.

Brandt remains in stable condition at an Anchorage hospital.

APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA
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