Alaska police officer shot; shooter still sought

An image from video provided by the Fairbanks Police Department shows shows the suspect police believe abandoned a police car he stole after he shot an officer in Fairbanks, Ak., early Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. An Alaska police officer was seriously injured in the early morning shooting, according to the Fairbanks police department. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports the officer was flown to Anchorage for treatment. Police are still searching for the shooter. (Fairbanks Police Department via AP)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska police officer was seriously injured in an early morning shooting, according to the Fairbanks police department.

The Fairbanks News-Miner reports the officer was flown to Anchorage for treatment.

Police are still searching for the shooter. Fairbanks police in a news release described the shooter only as a 20-year-old Native man. Police said he was wearing a black Carhartt-brand jacket and a ball cap.

The News-Miner reports the shooter took the officer’s patrol car and then ditched it a few blocks away.

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