The Anchorage Police officers who shot back after a dangerous felon pulled a gun and shot one of them were Kevin Morris and Carter Mayes, the Anchorage Police Department said today. Police policy is to release the names of officers who discharge their firearms 72 hours after the incident. The two officers, per department policy, complete four days administrative leave after the incident.
Morris has one year of service in the APD, and Mayes has three years of service. Police did not release the name of the officer who was hospitalized after taking a bullet to his abdomen.
Mayes is a board member of the Alaska Peace Officers Association.
Iese Gali Jr. was charged last week with attempted murder in the first degree of a police officer, assault in the first degree of a police officer, assault in the third degree of a police officer, and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree. The charges follow an incident that took place at the Centennial Park Campground, when officers attempted to contact Gali, who was wanted on a separate charge of evading law enforcement.
District Court Judge David Nesbett set bail at $1,000,000 cash, and Gali Jr. remains in custody. If convicted, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 99 years for the charge of attempted murder in the first degree, 20 years for the charge of assault in the first degree, and 5 years for the charges of assault in the third degree and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree.
The Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions will review the police officers’ use of force and that report will be given to department’s internal affairs to check for policy violations. The public will be made public by Office of Special Prosecutions upon completion.