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Press Release

Anchorage man indicted for firing gun at APD officers

June 25, 2019

(Anchorage, AK) – An Anchorage grand jury last Wednesday indicted an Anchorage man suspected of shooting at two police officers near Eighteenth and Gambell Streets earlier this month.

Jarel Paulk, 32-years old, is charged with two counts of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Second Degree, two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree, and a single count of Resisting Arrest for acts alleged to have occurred on June 10. All charges but resisting arrest are felonies.

According to the charging document, Paulk resisted being taken into custody when APD officers attempted to detain him in relation to the earlier shooting. As officers tried to detain Paulk, an officer saw Paulk throw something on the ground near a car. Officers recovered a firearm containing multiple rounds of ammunition that matched the shell casings found at the scene of the earlier shooting. Paulk allegedly stated he had purchased the firearm on the street a week earlier and the ammunition had come with the gun.

A trial date has not been set.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Mackenzie C. Olson at (907) 269-6300.

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.