The Latest: Alaska police officer was shot as he took cover

The Latest on the shooting of an Alaska police officer (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Alaska prosecutors say a suspect shot and seriously wounded a Fairbanks police officer last weekend as the officer tried to take cover behind his patrol car.

Details of the shooting early Sunday were revealed in a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against 29-year-old man Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie.

He is charged with attempted murder and other felony counts in the wounding of Sgt. Allen Brandt.

Brandt a few minutes after midnight Sunday responded to shots fired and spotted Jenkins-Alexie walking toward the patrol car.

Prosecutors say Jenkins-Alexie pulled a handgun from his pocket, rushed toward the driver's side door and shot Brandt as he tried to reach the back of the car.

Brandt fired back but fell.

Prosecutors say Jenkins-Alexie stood over Brandt, took his gun, stomped on Brandt's head and stole the patrol car.


12:30 p.m.

A 29-year-old man suspected of shooting an Alaska police officer was charged Wednesday with attempted murder, felony assault, theft of a patrol car and other counts.

Anthony George Jenkins-Alexie is charged in the wounding Sunday of Sgt. Allen Brandt, an 11-year veteran of the Fairbanks Police Department.

Brandt is recovering from gunshot wounds.

Jenkins-Alexie has a lengthy criminal history in Anchorage and Fairbanks tied to alcohol consumption but just one previous felony conviction.

Brandt on Sunday responded in his patrol car to shots fired in a residential neighborhood.

Police say Brandt stopped and Jenkins-Alexie opened fire, hitting him four times in the lower body and once in the chest, which was protected by body armor.


Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed to this report.