INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Disturbance
Date: 2021-09-20
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #210919-006
Summary:

On 09/19/2021, at about 1:45 PM, a resident in the 17600 block of Point Lena Loop Road called 911 to report an intruder in their home and gunshots being fired. Police responded to the residence and determined nobody, but the complainant, was still inside the residence. JPD checked the surrounding area for signs of a suspect, but nothing was located. CCFR responded to evaluate the complainant, due to a possible head injury sustained during the altercation. There were no signs of anyone being injured as a result of being shot during the altercation. The complainant was taken to BRH for further medical evaluation. They were released soon afterwards with only minor injuries.

The complainant, a 23-year-old male Juneau resident, told police that he had been burning some items on the back side of the property, then returned to the front entrance to the home. Upon entering the home, he observed an unknown male standing in the house. The complainant described the unknown male as being about 6'3", with a large build, a possible beard and wearing dark clothing. No words were exchanged and a physical altercation began between the two. Sometime during the altercation, the unknown male produced a handgun and during the struggle a shot was fired from the suspect's gun. The complainant was able to break away from the unknown male and retreat into a nearby bathroom. The complainant then called 911 and didn't see anymore signs of the unknown male.

Responding officers canvassed the area for evidence of the unknown male, but nobody matching the description given by the complainant was located. Neighbors in the area didn't see anyone leaving the area, or anything out of the ordinary. At least one neighbor reported hearing what they had assumed were fireworks around the the time of the shooting. The complainant reported nothing was taken from the home during this incident.

The Juneau Police Department is asking for community assistance in this case. Anyone with information about the identity of the unknown male, or any observed suspicious activity in the area of the 17600 block of Point Lena Loop Road around this time period, is encouraged to contact the Juneau Police Department on our business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be made through www.Juneaucrimeline.com. Any homeowners in this area of Point Lena Loop Road that have external security cameras pointing towards the roadway are asked to contact the Juneau Police Departments Criminal Investigations Unit at (907) 500-0639.

This investigation is ongoing.

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.

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