UPDATE: Ex-cop faces 8 charges after shooting at officers Saturday night

A former Juneau police lieutenant fired 75 shots at police officers and their patrol vehicles when they responded to a call at his house Saturday evening, according to the Juneau Police Department.


JPD stated in a release that no one was injured in the incident, which lasted about five hours and ended in Troy Wilson’s arrest.

JPD received a call at about 10 p.m. from a woman in the 9000 block of Black Wolf Way, saying that Wilson was drunk, had a gun and was threatening to hurt himself. Wilson, who resigned from JPD in December, said he would shoot if he saw any police officers near the house, the woman told police.

The woman was able to safely go to a neighbor’s house a few minutes later, the release states.

Wilson began to shoot once the SWAT team and crisis negotiators arrived at his house, the release states. 

Neighbors were evacuated from the area, and those who didn’t evacuate were asked to remain in their home.

Negotiators were able to talk to Wilson in the early hours of Sunday morning, and he surrendered at about 2:49 a.m., police said.

He was taken to jail on eight charges, including first-degree attempted murder, second-degree misconduct involving weapons, four counts of third-degree assault involoving a police officer, third-degree domestic violence assault and third-degree criminal mischief, police stated in a release. All counts are felonies.

Police said the only damage was to a JPD police cruiser that was hit six or eight times.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.


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Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:42

Nobody injured in house fire downtown