ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police are releasing more information as the investigation into the shooting of Anchorage police officer Jean Mills continues Thursday night.
Police say before shooting suspect Kenneth Alonzo Santore Robinson killed himself in front of police officers late Wednesday night, the ex-con boasted to friends that he wasn't going back to jail. Robinson, 24, committed suicide near an apartment complex at 3900 Wyoming Drive in Spenard.
Police say they tracked Robinson down on an arrest warrant in a Spenard neighborhood Wednesday.
"A lot of information, the district attorney and the court felt that we had probable cause to make this arrest and issued the warrant -- so we're confident we have the right guy," said APD Chief Mark Mew.
A SWAT team surrounded the building, waiting until Robinson emerged about 11:45 p.m.
"He came out, possibly he was planning on leaving -- we don't really know," Mew said. "The officers, of course, couldn't let him go, so they confronted him, identified themselves as officers, approached him. He pulled out a handgun and came close probably to an officer-involved shooting, but he put the handgun to his head and killed himself."