Man wanted after opening fire on occupied room at Fairview hotel
Anchorage police are looking for a 37-year-old man who fired into an occupied room at a Fairview hotel Friday night.
Police received reports of shots fired at the Black Angus Inn at 15th Avenue and Gambell Street just after 8:30 p.m., police spokesman MJ Thim said Saturday. Responding officers were told that a suspect, identified as 37-year-old Ernest “Flex” Jacobsson, had fired through a door into a room containing multiple people at the inn.
Investigators didn’t have any initial word on Jacobsson’s motive for opening fire, or any altercations at the inn involving him earlier in the evening.
“Witnesses described that he used two guns to do the shooting,” Thim said. “There were multiple bullet holes in the walls.”
Nobody was struck by the gunfire, Thim said. Witnesses said Jacobsson, who had been wearing black clothing and a black baseball cap, entered another room then ran away from the inn.
Officers conducted a search of the area with a K-9 unit and initially detained some people at the inn for questioning, but weren’t able to find Jacobsson. Thim said a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of weapons misconduct and criminal mischief.
Anyone with information on Jacobsson’s whereabouts is asked to contact police dispatchers at 907-786-8900. Tips can also be given to Anchorage Crime Stoppers, at 907-561-STOP or through its website.