Manhunt subject charged, witness sought in March gunfire
The man tracked down and arrested in an Anchorage trailer park earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder, after police say he shot at a married couple in south Anchorage last month and investigators seek a witness to the crime.
Rasean Daniels, 26, faces two counts each of attempted murder, third-degree assault, attempted assault and weapons misconduct, as well as a single count of criminal mischief in the March 17 incident, police said Wednesday.
Officers had arrested Daniels on April 9 in the Penland Park trailer court, after police said he had abducted a woman from the Black Angus Inn in Fairview. The woman was found safe, and an APD K-9 unit helped find and secure Daniels.
The attempted-murder charges stem from an encounter last month on the 6600 block of Fairweather Drive, off Dowling Road. A manager of an apartment complex had spotted “two suspicious vehicles parked in the front parking lot,” and believed the two people inside them – neither of who lived there – were doing a drug deal.
“The victim confronted the two and trespassed them from the private parking lot,” police wrote. “The victim took pictures of the suspects with his cellphone before getting into his own vehicle with his pregnant wife. As the victim was driving way, he and his wife were shot at by one of the suspects.”
Nobody was hurt, but a rear window of the victim’s vehicle was shot out.
Police are still looking for the man in the other vehicle; who was driving a stolen vehicle which officers have since recovered.
Anyone with information on the person’s identity is asked to call APD at 311, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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