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Police seek surveillance footage in officer's shooting

Police investigating the weekend shooting of officer Jason Allen put out an appeal Tuesday seeking video footage from Fairview residents with surveillance equipment outside their homes. Allen was gunned down on Medfra Street, between 14th and 15th avenues, by a shooter in a black sedan early Saturday. He was seriously injured, but police say he is expected to fully recover.

Police say they have few solid leads in the case. Investigators have put out multiple requests for public help and on Tuesday announced a new tip line residents should call with information in the case. That number is 786-8860.

The search for the shooter has been bolstered in recent days with help from the FBI, Alaska State Troopers and the Seattle Police Department, which dealt with two similar police shootings last year. Two Seattle detectives were in Anchorage on Tuesday to help with the investigation, police said.

The Anchorage Police Department Employees Association has also offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.

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