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.
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.