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Anchorage Police Department
Friday May 17th, 2019 :: 02:22 p.m. AKDT

Advisory

Update: Jose Evangelista arrested; SWAT Situation; 1500 blk Hoyt St.

Update:
The suspect has been arrested and transported to jail.
 
He has been identified as Jose Evangelista (36-years-old). He faces multiple charges including 6 counts of Assault 3, 2 counts of Misconduct Involving a Weapon 3 and Reckless Endangerment.

Three of the six Assaut 3 counts are for the officers who's lives were directly put in danger when the suspect shot at them.
 
Update 5/17/19 6:35 a.m.:
The suspect has been taken into custody and is being questioned by detectives. The area will be reopened shortly.
 
Update 5/17/19 at 3:04 a.m.:
Patrol officers attempted to negotiate with the man; he has ignored commands and refused to come out and surrender his weapon. SWAT has responded to the scene. Please continue to avoid the area of the 1500 block of Hoyt Street and seek alternative routes through the neighborhood.
 
We appreciate your cooperation during our response and we will keep you informed of any new developments.
 
Original 5/17/19 at 2:30 AM:
On 5/17/19 just after 12:40 a.m., Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the area of the 1500 block of Hoyt Street in reference to multiple reports of a disturbance with shots fired.
 
The preliminary investigation has found that the gunshots were coming from a trailer on the 1500 block of Hoyt Street. When officers responded to the trailer to conduct a welfare check, an adult male suspect began firing shots in the direction of the officers. There were no injuries.
 
Police have evacuated the surrounding residences and are securing the area. There will be a heavy police presence for the time being; please avoid the area.
 
APD Case: 19-17209

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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