ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - UPDATE, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday - The North Slope Borough Police Dept. says officers have taken Asiagin Dana Ahmaogak, who was wanted for questioning related to a fatal shooting Sunday, into custody.
UPDATE, 2:20 p.m. Monday - A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the North Slope Borough for information that leads to the arrest of Asiagin Dana Ahmaogak.
Contact police at (907) 852-6111 if you know anything about Ahmaogak's whereabouts.
ORIGINAL STORY -The North Slope Borough Police Dept. is asking that residents be on the lookout for an 'armed and dangerous' Utqiaġvik man being sought in regards to an area shooting that happened Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead and two others injured.
In a post from the department Sunday, NSBPD said residents should contact police at (907) 852-6111 if they know anything about the whereabouts of Asiagin Dana Ahmaogak. Ahmaogak is considered a person of interest at this time.
"He is wanted for questioning in regards to a shooting," the Facebook post states, citing the incident that took place around 8 a.m. on Oct. 28.
"Residents are urged not to approach Ahmaogak as he is considered Armed and Dangerous," the department wrote.
Little was initially known about the shooting itself, as the Facebook release did not mention how many people - if any - were injured or fatally wounded. While North Slope Borough Dir. of Govt. and External Affairs David Fauske initially declined to provide more information, NSBPD Chief Jeffrey Brown said via a press release Sunday evening that the two wounded individuals were taken to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The document provided by Brown said the investigation remains active and that further comment was unavailable at press time.
On Monday morning, Fauske provided a written statement from North Slope Borough Mayor Harry K. Brower, Jr., who said he is "deeply troubled" by the incident and urged community members to come forward with any information.
"The suspect, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is still hiding," Brower said, "and we need the help of the community. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the shooting, the victims’ families, and all those impacted by this violence."
Brower added that outside agencies, including Alaska State Troopers and neighboring law enforcement, are assisting with increased security measures.
"We will not let an incident like this weaken our resolve and commitment to a united Slope," Brower said. "We are a strong and resilient people, and I want to assure every resident and visitor on our Slope that my office and the North Slope Borough Police Department are taking this incident very seriously."
This is an ongoing story. Please check back for details.