Crime & Courts

APD: SUV involved in hotel shooting found unoccupied in Eagle River

A 1998 Maroon Ford Expedition, Alaska license plate JFD440, wanted by APD. (Anchorage Police Department)

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Wednesday:

Anchorage police said Wednesday morning the suspect Ford Expedition was found unoccupied in Eagle River.

Original Tuesday story:

Anchorage police are asking for the public's help in finding an SUV suspected to have been used in a shooting at the Black Angus Inn on Monday.

A maroon 1998 Ford Expedition with Alaska license plate JFD440 is being sought by police, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement.

"If you see this vehicle OCCUPIED, please call 9-1-1. If you see the vehicle UNOCCUPIED, please call non-emergency Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1)," police wrote.

At 4:20 p.m. Monday, police responded to the hotel at 1430 Gambell St. for a report of a shooting, police said.

The driver of the vehicle got into "some type of altercation" with a man, whom the driver then shot in the lower body.

"It appears this was not a random event," police said Monday.