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Subject: Altercation Involving Handgun at 33 Mile - Updated
Date: 2024-01-11
From: Erann Kalwara - JPD PIO
Case or Incident: #2024-01100063

*** Updated Location & Suspect Information 01/12/2024 3:30 p.m. ***

The Juneau Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Juneau resident Corey B. Coleman. Coleman is the suspect in a felony assault with a weapon that occurred on January 10th near 33-mile Glacier Highway.

Coleman is described as a 54 year-old white male, 5’ 11” tall with a slender build. He has light brown hair, green eyes and is missing part of a finger and may have other injuries to his left hand due to a gunshot injury. Photos of Coleman are on the JPD Facebook page.

Coleman’s last known location was walking on a trail toward the Berner’s Bay Cabin off of the dirt road at the end of Glacier Highway.  JPD and AST have conducted searches in the area and located signs consistent with his presence in that area within the last two days.

It is unknown if Coleman hunkered down in the area or returned to the roaded system.  Please call JPD Dispatch or submit a tip to Crimeline if you have seen Coleman.


On January 10th, 2024, at around 8:28 p.m. a public safety dispatcher received a 9-1-1 call from a woman reporting that her husband had been in an altercation with an unknown male near 35-mile Glacier Highway. JPD officers and Capital City Fire/Rescue were dispatched to the area.

The investigation revealed that a 72 year old man saw a subject trespassing on his property. The man contacted the male subject and an altercation ensued which involved the property owner’s handgun.

The property owner sustained non-life threatening injuries including a gunshot wound to the head. He was treated and released at the scene by Capital City Fire/Rescue.

Prior to officer’s arrival, the suspect fled the scene in a smaller-sized silver truck. Officers and detectives worked through the night and located and impounded a truck matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle.  The weapon used in the incident was also located and seized.

At the time of this release, the suspect has not been located. It is likely that the suspect is out the road in the area of the Berner’s Bay cabin. The suspect is believed to have sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his hand. The investigation into this case is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call JPD dispatch at 907-586-0600 or submit an anonymous tip through Juneau Crimeline at:

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.