Man Suspected of Shooting at Police Arrested

A 31-year-old man suspected of shooting at an Anchorage police officer has been arrested.

James John Nick was arrested on a warrant this morning. He faces charges of attempted murder and weapons possession by a felon in connection with the shooting yesterday. The officer in that case was not hit.

Police say officers were checking a neighborhood when an officer saw a man matching the suspect’s description getting out of a Ford Explorer.

A license-plate check showed the vehicle was stolen.

When Nick returned to the Explorer, police blocked the vehicle. Police say Nick refused to get out and tried to ram police vehicles, then briefly fled until a police dog helped catch him.