Transcript for Search Underway for Shooter Who Ambushed Police Officer
The latest on a manhunt in Alaska where a gunman ambushed a police officer, shot him several types before making his getaway in the patrol car of the wounded officer and ABC's Neal Karlinsky is tracking the case. Reporter: You're looking at Fairbanks Allen Brandt's dash cam responding to a call of shots fired Sunday morning. The first thing he sees is a man on the right walking towards him. Then suddenly the same man rushes to the driver's side of the patrol car with a gun raised shooting the 11-year veteran and family man four times in the lower part of his body and once in the chest. Sergeant Brandt was wearing body armor which protected his chest area. He sustained injuries to his legs and shrapnel in his left eye. He is awake, alert and in stable condition. Reporter: The suspect is seen one last time calmly walking away after stealing the patrol car and dumping it a few blocks later. This morning police say an urgent manhunt is on. The alleged attempt on police, one of several targeting officers in recent weeks in Vallejo, California, this dramatic surveillance video, officers with guns drawn chasing a man they say tried to attack them while they were having coffee Sunday. A man with a rifle just tried to ambush us at Starbucks. Carrying a rifle. Hey, shoot him. Reporter: Adam Powell was wearing body armor and had a handgun and an assault-type rifle on him. Came up to the glass and pointed a rifle at us. Reporter: The gun jamming as he approached. Officers chased him shooting and wounding Powell who was also a person of interest in the shooting of his 2-year-old son injured earlier that day. E presume that this was a premeditated ambush on our officers. Reporter: Back in Alaska sergeant Brandt is very lucky to be alive. The number of police officers shot and killed on the job is up more than 50% in just the last year. George. Wow, thank goodness for that
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