Troopers have released details about the events that preceded a man shooting at an Alaska State Trooper on Aug. 23, when an Alaska State Trooper assigned to Anchor Point observed 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick at a business in downtown Anchor Point.
Herrick was known to the officer to have multiple warrants out for his arrest. The trooper attempted to arrest Herrick on his outstanding warrants and Herrick produced a handgun and fired on the trooper, striking him multiple times.
The trooper also fired his service pistol, and as another trooper arrived, Herrick fled on foot.
“Law enforcement from across the region, Department of Public Safety aircraft assets, and Alaska State Troopers Special Emergency Reaction Team members from across the state descended on Anchor Point to search for Herrick. Search efforts were ongoing throughout the day and into the evening.
On Aug. 24, 2021, at approximately 0840 hours, an Alaska State Trooper SERT team located Herrick near his Anchor Point residence while following up on a tip.
Herrick was arrested without incident for his four outstanding arrest warrants, and additional charges are anticipated for yesterday’s incident.
The name of the trooper who discharged his weapon (and who was also wounded by the suspect) will be released, per department policy, after 72 hours.