Alaska Police Officer Shot; Second Man Killed in Attack | NBC Chicago
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Alaska Police Officer Shot; Second Man Killed in Attack

The man suspected of shooting the officer was killed, and the officer is expected to survive

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Police in Alaska say an officer has been shot multiple times in what they described as an ambush.

    The attack happened early Saturday morning. The man suspected of shooting the officer was killed, and the officer is expected to survive.

    Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the officer was in surgery following the shooting in downtown Anchorage just before 5 a.m.

    The officer was responding to reports that a theft suspect was on foot, and the officer was pulling over his cruiser over when a man with a gun started firing. Castro says that the officer got out of his vehicle, and the shooter continued to fire as the officer was on the ground.

    Thieves Steal Oversized Teddy Bears From Flower Shop

    [NATL] Thieves Steal Oversized Teddy Bears From Flower Shop
    Police in Marietta, Oklahoma are looking for two thieves who carried out an unusual heist. The pair stole nine life-sized stuffed animals after smashing into a flower shop. Surveillance video shows a suspect in a black hoodie hammering out windows and stealing several large stuffed animals. (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    Another officer responded and returned fire at the shooter.

    Per department policy, the names of both officers won't be released for three days.