Police: Man who visited ex's East Anchorage home fired on her boyfriend
A 25-year-old man was arrested overnight Monday after a domestic disturbance in East Anchorage, which police said escalated to the suspect opening fire on another man.
The incident that led to Bryan Antwan Briggs’ arrest began at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement, when police received a report that a man was outside “screaming and hitting parked cars.”
Soon afterward, callers reported that shots had been fired; police then responded to the 4000 block of San Roberto Avenue, off DeBarr Road north of Bragaw Street.
Police learned that Briggs had visited his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in the area, then banged on its doors and windows when she wouldn’t come out. The encounter frightened her so she called her boyfriend, who notified police then headed to the apartment.
“The boyfriend confronted Briggs outside and told Briggs he needed to leave,” Oistad wrote. “According to the boyfriend, Briggs pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him; Briggs fired multiple times when the boyfriend turned around and began to walk away.”
No injuries were reported during the incident, Oistad said. Police were told by witnesses that “a black male wearing all black had been shooting at another male.”
“A suspect matching that description (Briggs) was found by police in a bush near KFC next to Costco and was taken into custody without incident,” Oistad wrote.
A court document on the charges against Briggs said that he admitted to being in a “verbal altercation” with his ex-girlfriend and the boyfriend.
“(Briggs) told officers that he displayed a fake gun to the boyfriend before he fled the scene,” prosecutors wrote. “He showed officers where he dropped the gun as he fled. Officers located a fully functional 9mm handgun.”
Oistad didn’t have immediate word Tuesday morning on homes or vehicles struck by the gunfire, or any estimate of potential damages.
Briggs was initially charged with stalking, third-degree assault and weapons misconduct. Court records showed him scheduled for an afternoon arraignment Tuesday in Anchorage Jail court.
Bonney Bowman contributed information to this story.