ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State troopers say 45-year-old John Marvin Jr., the suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Hoonah Saturday night, surrendered at about 9:30 a.m. Monday after a weekend standoff.
Officials say Marvin shot and killed 39-year-old Officer Matthew Tokuoka and 32-year-old Sgt. Anthony Wallace, then barricaded himself in his home.
This incident wasn't the first run-in Marvin had with the officers he is accused of murdering. Court records show, Marvin was charged with assaulting the two policemen in 2009, but those charges were eventually dropped.
Agencies from all over Alaska, including State Troopers, Coast Guard, U.S. Forest Service and Wildlife Troopers worked to arrest the man allegedly responsible for the shooting.
“This was the best way it could have ended,” said Capt. Barry Wilson, Alaska State Troopers.
Wilson won't reveal specific details on the tactics used to get Marvin out of the home where he was barricaded.