UPDATE: APD arrests 3 men following alleged firearm incident at Carrs

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Correction: Previously, APD released conflicting information, regarding the total number of arrests made. Most recently, APD spokesperson, Renee Oistad, confirms that officers arrested three total people.

Update - Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.:
The Anchorage Police Department identifies one suspect, 56-year-old Thomas Booker, in Sunday afternoon's weapons call at Carrs on Gambell Street.

According to an APD Nixle alert, when officers arrived on scene, they heard a gunshot in the area.

Additionally, police made contact with two adult victims.

First, an adult male victim told police that the suspect "threatened his life with a gun and followed him into the Carrs grocery store," according to APD.

Officers said they were unable to find the suspect inside the store.

Following, an adult female victim with four children approached police and claimed the suspect "threatened her life and the life of the children with a gun at 14th Avenue and Fairbanks Street," according to APD.

She also informed police that the suspect was driving a green four-door Lexus Sedan.

According to the Nixle alert, officers soon located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of E. 14th Avenue and Hyder Street. Officers then surrounded the vehicle and took the suspect into custody.

APD said the suspect was placed in total restraints when the suspect was being "uncooperative and disobeying officers' commands."

During this arrest, another witness approached police and told them she saw the suspect fire a gun earlier.

Booker was arrested and charged with two counts of Misconduct Involving a Weapon III.

APD says police did not locate a gun on scene, but the suspect vehicle was impounded to use as evidence.

When officers were preparing to tow away the suspect vehicle, the second arrest was made.

“Nyree Booker walked up to the vehicle, completely ignored officers’ commands to stay away, and attempted to get in the car,” wrote APD spokesperson Renee Oistad.

After struggling against two officers, the 21-year-old was arrested and charged with Resisting/Interfering with Arrest and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Oistad said she does not know if Nyree Booker is related to Thomas Booker.

The third arrest was made, when officers were interviewing witnesses for the Carrs weapons call incident.

During this time, officers came across Thakuach Panom Thor, 25, who was arrested for two outstanding warrants and Theft II.

“He had an ID that did not belong to him, and he initially told officers his name was the one on the ID that wasn’t actually his,” wrote Oistad.

Overall, police say no injuries were reported.

Editor's Note: Sidney Sullivan contributed to the updated portion of the story, above.

Original Story - Sunday, 3:25 p.m:
At approximately 1:17 p.m., on Sunday, the Anchorage Police Department was notified of a man pointing a firearm at someone in a Carrs supermarket parking lot on Gambell Street.

Officers say the suspect then left the supermarket, leading to a police search of the Fairview area.

A short time later, APD took three men into custody, in the area of E 14th Avenue and Hyder Street.

The three men were taken in handcuffs, and one in particular was shouting and loudly protesting his innocence.

At this time, it is not known if the three suspects were charged or what they might have been doing in the supermarket.

Nobody reported any injures to APD.

This case is still under investigation.



 
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