ADN reports that a Fairbanks (Alaska) police officer responding to a call early Sunday was shot and seriously injured by a suspect who then stole the officer’s patrol car before abandoning it a few blocks away, according to the Fairbanks Police Department.
According to a statement from FPD, the officer, who wasn’t immediately identified Sunday, was responding to a report of shots fired on the 300 block of Seventh Avenue shortly after midnight.
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Video from a dashboard camera in the officer’s patrol car shows the vehicle coming to a stop next to a man dressed in a heavy coat and a hat walking down the sidewalk. The man briefly disappears from view on the right side of the video before running in front of the vehicle with what appears to be a gun in hand.
The patrol vehicle was recovered not far from the scene of the shooting, police said. A second dash-cam video shows what appears to be the same man from the first video walking away from the patrol car.
The officer was first taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment of “serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds” before being flown to Anchorage for additional treatment. McCulloch would not provide additional information on the nature of the officer’s injuries Sunday.
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