ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police have arrested a suspect who allegedly shot a security guard and bystander at Platinum Jaxx nightclub Downtown Sunday morning.
According to APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker, 26-year-old Aaron Cook was arrested Sunday at 6:08 p.m. after a friend of Cook's saw the news and called police.
Officials say Cook shot a security guard in the leg at the nightclub, on the 900 block of 6th Avenue, at about 3:19 a.m. Sunday. The bullet passed through the guard's leg and struck a male patron in the hip, and both men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police Cook had become upset when he was denied entry to the club because he didn't have ID. Cook reportedly returned with his ID but Parker says guards again refused to let him in, because they felt he would be disruptive due to an earlier verbal dispute he initiated with them.