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January 12, 2010
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FBI, Seattle police join manhunt for Alaska cop's attacker

A local police union offered a $10,000 reward for the suspect

Anchorage Daily News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police on Monday laid out a dragnet seeking information about the ambush of an Anchorage police officer wounded in a drive-by shooting, and federal and state authorities joined the hunt for the shooters.

Police say the FBI, Alaska State Troopers, the Seattle Police Department and others are now in on the search for the person or people who seriously injured 47-year-old officer Jason Allen in a drive-by shooting in Fairview early Saturday. Allen was hit five times and police say he is likely to remain hospitalized for an extended time.

As the investigation moved into its third day, authorities put out an appeal for general information about the case and kept many details about the investigation under wraps. Among the information being sought was tips about anyone who hates police and has made threats against them in recent days.
Also Monday, the local police union offered a $10,000 reward in the case. Police say they don't yet know a clear motive for the shooting, though they believe Allen was targeted solely because of his uniform. It's also not known if the shooter and the others in his vehicle are gang members or someone else with a grudge against police.

Read full story: FBI, Seattle police join shooting investigation






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