Juneau Police Department responded on Sunday afternoon to reports of gun shots on Point Lena Loop Road. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Police Department responded on Sunday afternoon to reports of gun shots on Point Lena Loop Road. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Police searching for suspect following gunshots on Point Lena Loop Road

A man was injured in his home by an unknown assailant.

This is a developing news story and more information will be added as it becomes available.

Police are looking for a suspect following a Sunday afternoon altercation with shots fired on Point Lena Loop Road.

One person was injured, and the suspect’s whereabouts is unknown at this time, said Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag Campbell in an email.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Juneau Police Department received a call from a 23-year-old man that there was an intruder in their house in the 17600 block of Point Lena Loop Road.

The caller said he’d been burning some items in the rear of the property when he entered the home and found an unknown man in the house, Campbell said. The two struggled, and during the fight, the homeowner said the suspect produced a gun and fired a round, Campbell said. The homeowner broke off and retreated to a nearby bathroom, fired several rounds through the door, and called 911 when there were no further signs of the unknown man.

Responding officers searched the area for the missing man, but no one matching the description was found. Neighbors didn’t see anything unusual, with on reported they had assumed fireworks rather than shooting was the source of the noise, Campbell said. The suspect was described at 6 foot 3, of a large build, with dark clothing and possibly a beard. Nothing was missing from the home, Campbell said.

The homeowner suffered minor injuries to head during the altercation, Campbell said, requiring a trip to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation. They soon released the homeowner with only minor injuries, Campbell said.

There were no signs of anyone being injured as a result of a gunshot.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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