A man who was trying to protect a woman from an armed assailant was killed on Monday by suspect Jesse Lee Jones, who is on the loose in Anchorage.
The shooting took place at a large apartment complex on Mockingbird Drive, in the Campbell Park neighborhood near the Dowling Road exit off of Seward Highway.
Jones, who is 27 years old, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, is considered armed and dangerous and people are advised not to approach him. Detectives have obtained a warrant for Jones’ arrest for the charges of Murder I, two counts of Murder II, and Assault III
On Monday afternoon, Anchorage Police responded to the shooting, and dozens of police cars and SWAT vehicles were sent to the scene. Police found Josiah Goecker dead of a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Goecker worked for Weidner Apartment Homes and was attempting to protect a woman from the perpetrator when he took a bullet.
Jones’ current whereabouts is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call Police Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1) or 907-786-8900 (option #0). To remain anonymous, you may leave a tip online at www.AnchorageCrimeStoppers.com.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Goecker’s widow and children, one of whom is an unborn child. Earlier this year, Goecker was recognized with an award by Weidner Homes for “Leading by Example,” for positively influencing his team and always working to “do things right.”