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Story last updated at 12:33 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Troopers seek assault suspect

Staff report

Alaska State Troopers are looking for information about a man wanted in a gun assault on two Anchor Point men Tuesday night. According to a press release, troopers said a man followed two Anchor Point men driving home from Kenai to their home. About 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 the suspect confronted them over a rock he said hit his car when the Anchor Point men passed him. The suspect drew a handgun and fired three shots at the victims, with one shot hitting the ground and the other shots going over their heads.

The men described the suspect as being Hispanic or a light-skinned African American, 25 to 30 years old, with short hair, a thin black mustache and wearing a ball cap. He drove a dark-blue 2009 or 2010 Chevrolet or GMC Blazer-type car with custom rims and tires and blue-white custom headlights. The men told troopers they believed the suspect fired a revolver.

Troopers are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Kenai Peninsula Crime Stoppers tip line at (907) 283-TIPS (283-8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.