APD identifies suspect in Spenard standoff
The shooting suspect who barricaded himself in a Spenard apartment Tuesday has been arrested, according to Anchorage Police.
Christopher Dickson, 34, was identified as the suspect in the standoff and was arrested on charges including assault in the second-degree and assault in the third-degree, according to Nixle APD released Wednesday morning.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad says just before 4, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West 26th Avenue in response to a shots-fired call.
Oistad says one person, an adult male, was struck in the leg with a shot from a BB gun and had also sustained a cut; he was treated on scene.
The suspect, Oistad says, was inside an apartment building, and officers were attempting to talk him out. Oistad says the suspect, who also has an outstanding felony warrant, was alone inside the unit.
Dickson was taken into custody around 8:30. APD spokesperson, MJ Thim, says alcohol was a contributing factor in the incident.
KTVA's crew on scene reported that officers were working on a search warrant for one of the buildings, as well as an arrest warrant for a suspect, who has not yet been identified. KTVA's crew also said it appeared the incident is occurred inside of the Glenwood Apartment building.
Police set up a perimeter around the area during the incident, and APD asked that residents avoid the area.
APD says drugs and alcohol are believed to be a factor in the investigation.
Kevin Kelleher contributed to this report.
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