Troopers Arrest Anchor Point Man After Local Trooper Is Shot & Suspect Escaped

UPDATE: ANCHOR POINT SUSPECT APPREHENDED TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH  Troopers Say Investigation To Continue Further Trooper Dispatch Update 8/24 1...

UPDATE: ANCHOR POINT SUSPECT APPREHENDED TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH 

Troopers Say Investigation To Continue




Further Trooper Dispatch Update 8/24 11 am & 2 pm

Location: Anchor Point
Type: Shooting Investigation - Trooper Involved

Dispatch Text:

Update 1600: The Alaska State Troopers have remanded 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick at the Homer Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault 1. His bail will be set at arraignment.

Update 8/24 1100: On August 23, 2021, at approximately 1307 hours, an Alaska State Trooper assigned to Anchor Point observed 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick at a business in downtown Anchor Point; Herrick was known to have multiple warrants out for his arrest. The Trooper contacted Herrick to attempt to arrest him on his outstanding warrants. During the contact, Herrick produced a handgun and fired on the Trooper, striking him multiple times. The Trooper also discharged his service pistol during the incident. As an additional Trooper arrived at the scene, Herrick fled the area on foot. Law enforcement from across the region, Department of Public Safety aircraft assets, and Alaska State Troopers Special Emergency Reaction Team members from across the state descended on Anchor Point to search for Herrick. Search efforts were ongoing throughout the day and into the evening. On August 24, 2021, at approximately 0840 hours, an Alaska State Trooper SERT team located Herrick near his Anchor Point residence while following up on a tip. Herrick was arrested without incident for his four outstanding arrest warrants, and additional charges are anticipated for yesterday's incident.

 

The injured Trooper is currently in fair condition, receiving medical care at an Anchorage area hospital. The name of the Trooper that discharged their service weapon will be released after 72 hours in accordance with department policy. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is conducting a thorough investigation of the incident. Once their investigation is completed, it will be forwarded to the Alaska Department of Law's Office of Special Prosecutions for review.

 

Update 8/24 0900

This morning at approximately 0840 hours, the Alaska State Troopers arrested 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick in Anchor Point at a residence.


The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the Anchor Point community for the valuable information that was provided that resulted in Herrick’s arrest. There will be an increased law enforcement presence in Anchor Point today as Troopers continue their investigation in the incident that occurred yesterday.

Local Man From Anchor Point Shoots Trooper – Who Is Medevaced To Anchorage, Troopers Say

Suspect Evades Capture   



A 60-year old man from Anchor Point shot his local Alaska State Trooper on Monday, August 23rd, leaving the Trooper in fair condition, officials said.  The suspect, Bret Herrick apparently evaded capture, and is being searched for. 

On August 23rd, Troopers wrote:

Location: Anchor Point
Type: Shooting Investigation - Trooper Involved

Dispatch Text:

Update 5 pm: Bret Herrick was last seen wearing work boots, dark pants, knee-length leather trench coat, black tee-shirt, and a black do-rag on his head. Herrick is 5'10", 200 pounds bald, and has brown eyes.

Troopers are asking drivers to not pick up hitchhikers in the Anchor Point area. 

The Trooper has been medevaced to an Anchorage area hospital for additional medical treatment. The Trooper is currently in fair condition. 

Original: On 8/23/2021 at approximately 1300 hours an Alaska State Trooper assigned to Anchor Point was shot in the downtown Anchor Point area. Alaska State Troopers are currently looking for 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick in connection with this incident. If you see Herrick or have information about his current location, do not approach him and call 911 immediately. Herrick is considered armed and dangerous. The injured Trooper is receiving medical care at an area hospital, his current condition is not known. Troopers are asking the public to avoid the Anchor Point area as they search the area.

A 2020 photo of Herrick is available here.




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