Peck Avenue suspect shot at Anchorage officer before being taken into custody
Updated at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, April 21
A reportedly armed suspect who barricaded himself in a residence on the 8000 block of Peck Avenue, east of Muldoon Road, shot at a police officer before he was taken into custody, according to the Anchorage Police Department.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident. But police say when officers arrived on scene after the initial call at 2:45 a.m., “as an officer was driving by the residence, multiple shots were fired at the officer’s vehicle.”
The officer was injured after the glass in the patrol car was shattered, the APD release says. His injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.
KTVA was on scene Thursday morning as police tried to get the man, identified as 28-year-old Jheyson Jimenez, to come out of the home and peacefully surrender. Police said there was a report of a disturbance at the home that caused them to respond.
After firing at the officer, APD says Jimenez, “believed to have been involved in the initial disturbance,” barricaded himself in the apartment. SWAT arrived around 4 a.m. to assist in the apprehension effort. After an hours-long standoff, in which surrounding residences were evacuated, APD negotiators were able to get Jimenez to “peacefully” surrender to police, just after 10:30 a.m.
Jimenez has been charged with third-degree assault. Additional charges could be filed, police say.
Police advised morning commuters to avoid the area. Officers had the area of Peck Avenue east of Muldoon Road closed and Grand Larry Street between Duben Avenue and Boundary Avenue.
Police are redirecting traffic in area of Peck Ave for motorists as we respond to an armed suspect inside of an apartment residence nearby
— APD Public Info. (@APDInfo) April 21, 2016
SWAT also picked up and took students to area schools like nearby Bartlett High School.
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