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The Latest: Police identify veteran officer who was shot

October 16, 2016 - 4:24 PM

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Latest on a Fairbanks, Alaska, police officer who was seriously injured in a shooting early Sunday (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

The Fairbanks Police Department has identified the officer who was shot early Sunday as Sgt. Allen Brandt, an 11-year veteran of the force.

The department says in a statement that shortly after midnight, police went to investigate a report of shots fired. Moments later, Brandt radioed police dispatch to report that he had been shot.

The department says that after shooting Brandt, the suspect drove off in Brandt's patrol car. The car was found a few blocks away.

The suspect remains at large.

Brandt was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by the Fairbanks Fire Department. The police department says he suffered serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds and has since been flown to Anchorage for treatment.

There are no updates on Brandt's condition.

The department asks that anyone with information about the shooting call 907-459-6800.

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10:57 a.m.

An Alaska police officer was seriously injured in an early morning shooting, according to the Fairbanks police department.

The Fairbanks News-Miner reports the officer was flown to Anchorage for treatment.

Police are still searching for the shooter. Fairbanks police in a news release described the shooter only as a 20-year-old Native man. Police said he was wearing a black Carhartt-brand jacket and a ball cap.

The News-Miner reports the shooter took the officer's patrol car and then ditched it a few blocks away.

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