Charges: Felon shot man in the back
Dexter Bernard Topps, the suspect in a Wednesday Fairview neighborhood shooting, appeared in court Thursday after Anchorage Police say he shot another man in the back.
According to charging documents, 49-year-old Topps was standing outside his home when a car driven by Aaron Fisher dropped off Rodney Brown at his nearby home.
The complaint says Topps asked Brown if Fisher was "with him", then asked what Fisher was looking at.
Brown told police he was walking to his apartment when he heard Topps say "I'm watching you", and then he heard shots, and felt one hit him in the back.
According to the court document, Brown says he ran after Fisher who was already leaving and caught up to him. Fisher then took Brown to the hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released.
Anchorage Police SWAT officers responded to the area where a standoff lasted for about an hour and closed Ingra Street from 13th Avenue to 15th Avenue.
Police could be heard over a loudspeaker calling for Topps to come out.
Eventually, Topps sauntered out of his home with his dog on a leash and smoking a cigarette. He was quickly taken into custody.
According to the complaint, APD found more than a dozen 9 mm shell casings outside his home, along with an empty Walther 9 mm pistol inside. They also found a .45 caliber rifle, and six counterfeit $100 bills.
Topps is a convicted felon and isn't supposed to have guns.
At his Thursday arraignment, Topps flashed a smile and mouthed the words "I love you" toward women seated in the gallery. They were there to support him, according to a public defender.
Topps was arraigned on two counts of assault, two counts of misconduct involving weapons, and a forgery charge.
His bail is set at $75,000 cash.
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