October 17, 2016 - 3:50 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on the shooting of a Fairbanks, Alaska police officer (all times local):
A Fairbanks, Alaska, police officer was shot five times by an assailant early Sunday but managed to return fire before the man drove off in his patrol car.
Police say Sgt. Allen Brandt was struck four times in the lower parts of his body and once in the chest. Police don't know if the assailant was hit.
Body armour helped protect Brandt from the shot to the chest but shrapnel struck his eye.
Brandt and other officers shortly after midnight responded to calls of shots fired.
Brandt's dashboard camera shows the patrol car stopping, the suspect reaching toward his pocket and then running around the front of the car with both hands on a handgun.
Brandt was able to get off the street to report his location and that he had been shot.
A police officer shot in Alaska's second-largest city remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Sgt. Allen Brandt, an 11-year-veteran of the Fairbanks Police Department, was shot early Sunday as he patrolled in a squad car in a residential neighbourhood east of downtown.
He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was flown to Anchorage in serious condition.
Police describe the suspect as an Alaska Native man about 20 years old.
A dashboard video shows Brandt's patrol car stopping as a man walks in the opposite direction.
The man reaches into his coat pocket and walks out of camera range.
Seconds later, the man, holding a handgun, flashes in front of the patrol car.
Police say the man drove off in Brandt's patrol car and abandoned it a few blocks away. Police released few other details.
News from © The Associated Press, 2016