An Alaska state trooper underwent multiple surgeries after he was shot several times Monday while trying to serve an arrest warrant on at a general store in Anchor Point, according to charging documents filed by the state.
The Alaska State Troopers formally identified Bruce Brueggeman on Thursday as the trooper who was wounded and also fired his service gun. Brueggeman has been with the troopers for six months but has 32 years of law enforcement service outside, troopers said in a statement.
By Tuesday, Brueggeman was said to be in “fair” condition after multiple surgeries to his wounded arm and with at least one rib fractured by bullets that struck his ballistic vest, police said.
He was in good condition Thursday at an Anchorage hospital, troopers said. He will undergo another surgery this week for his injuries, Anchorage Daily News reports.
Bret Herrick, 60, was 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.