Charges: Anchorage standoff suspect held girlfriend at gunpoint
An armed, barricaded subject arrested in east Anchorage Monday allegedly hit his girlfriend and pointed a gun at her, according to charging documents.
Police spokeswoman Nora Morse said the male suspect -- named Tuesday as 22-year-old Elijah Ramirez -- was taken into custody without incident shortly after noon Monday. Two women had been inside a residence with Ramirez, police said, but were able to leave during the standoff.
Ramirez was charged with kidnapping, as well as third-degree and fourth-degree assault.
APD’s SWAT team responded to the incident on the 5900 block of East 6th Avenue, near its intersection with Newell Street, at about 9:45 a.m. SWAT officers responded roughly an hour later.
In a document supporting the charges against Ramirez, Assistant District Attorney John Haley said an officer arriving outside the apartment heard Ramirez's girlfriend yelling, "Why, why, why" and "Stop pointing it at me, stop pointing the gun at me."
SWAT officers weren't able to establish contact with Ramirez, but the girlfriend's mother told them he was holding the girlfriend at gunpoint. Some time later, the girlfriend stepped out of the apartment.
"She told APD that the day before Ramirez hit her in the face and gave her black eyes," Haley wrote. "She reluctantly admitted that she had yelled at Ramirez to stop pointing a gun at her, but claimed that she wasn't sure if Ramirez actually pointed a gun at her."
After Ramirez was taken into custody at about noon, police obtained a search warrant and seized a Micro Draco "AK-47-style handgun" from the residence.
Ramirez remained in custody Tuesday afternoon at the Anchorage Jail, according to a statewide inmate database.
Lauren Maxwell contributed information to this story.
Copyright 2018 KTVA. All rights reserved.