Search for 'armed and dangerous' suspect continues after shots fired at Juneau police
Police in the Southeast Alaska city of Juneau urge people to continue to be on the lookout for 28-year-old Micah Nelson, who they say shot at officers when they approached him.
Nelson has outstanding arrest warrants and is wanted for questioning in multiple felony assault cases. On Wednesday, the department stated he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Juneau Police Department reiterated that sentiment Thursday. In a release, police say Nelson was spotted near Park Place as a passenger in a gray Toyota Corolla. He the got out of the vehicle and ran. When officers began to follow, he ran into a wooded area and then gunshots were heard.
"Officers believed Nelson was shooting at them in order to evade arrest," the release states.
The man then jumped over a fence and ran through the neighborhood of Sprucewood Park. In one yard, a 60-year-old man was upset Nelson trespassed on his property and began chasing the 28-year-old. Police say Nelson then pointed a handgun at the older man to end the chase.
No one was injured during the incident, police wrote.
The driver of the car was taken in for questioning and officers found bullet casings in the area where Nelson allegedly shot at police.
The Thursday release states Nelson currently has two $100,000 warrants for his arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact JPD. Anonymous tips can be provided to the Juneau Crimeline online or by phone at 907-523-7700.
The Juneau Crimeline is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to Nelson's arrest.
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