Update: Police identify suspect in Subway carjacking, shooting incident

An officer driving south on Concrete street was able to ram into the Subaru at 5th Avenue, disabling both vehicles. (Photo by Aaron Weaver / KTUU)
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Correction: The Anchorage Police Department corrects their earlier report, stating that the full name of the 28-year-old suspect is Michael Eugene Sampo.

Updated Sept. 13, 10:45 a.m.:
The man police say was involved in the carjacking incident has been identified as a suspect.

In a news release issued by the Anchorage Police Department, they say Michael Eugene Sampo, 28, now faces multiple charges including first degree robbery, vehicle theft, and reckless endangerment.

A police pursuit ended in a crash involving an Anchorage Police vehicle and a Subaru allegedly stolen at gunpoint a little over an hour earlier.

According to the APD, an alert citizen reported seeing the car near Benson Boulevard and followed it until police could intervene.

APD says officers attempted to stop the car at 15th and Denali Street but the suspect, now identified as Sampo, fled downtown.

Police said an officer driving south on Concrete street was able to ram into the Subaru at 5th Avenue disabling both vehicles.

The suspect was arrested with the help of a canine and APD says neither the suspect nor officer involved in the crash were injured.

The Anchorage Police Department thanked an alert public for helping officer bring an end to a dangerous situation.

Anchorage police say a 2015 red Subaru Forester was allegedly stolen at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Original Story:
According to police, at around 7:07 p.m. a woman exited a Subway on 707 Northway Drive when a man, who had been at a bus stop, pulled a gun, fired a round, and demanded the woman’s vehicle.

Police say the man then took off in the car.

A.P.D. says if they see the vehicle, with the license plate “JANEE”, to stay away and instead to call 911.

The Anchorage Police Department describes the man as a white male, in his 20’s, wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a dark backpack.

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