Update On Trooper Shot

Earlier this week we brought you the news of a Alaska State Trooper being shot in Anchor Point.

The trooper underwent multiple surgeries after being shot several times on Monday.  He was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an Anchor Point man at a general store, the 60 year old suspect is now charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault in connection with the shooting.  He was arrested Tuesday morning after an extensive search in and around the Kenai Peninsula town.  The suspect began firing his gun toward the trooper. he was hit several times in his ballistic vest and in the upper left arm, which caused significant injury and bleeding.  Trooper. Brueggeman reported experiencing a malfunction of his duty weapon during the exchange of gunfire,” according to the affidavit.  The sergeant arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, along with medical help.  Brueggeman was taken by ambulance to Homer and airlifted to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, where he immediately underwent surgery.  The suspect has since been arrested without incident. He was carrying a loaded .45 caliber handgun, an empty magazine and another loaded magazine, the affidavit said.  An arraignment for him has been postponed until Thursday.  He is being held without bail on the charge of attempted murder and first-degree assault. He had four outstanding warrants on misdemeanor charges from Homer including resisting arrest, violating conditions of release, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, according to court records.