KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska
- Monday, 18
Shoots Platinum Jaxx Club Bouncer Over ID Check
- Witnesses said a
man who was trying to get into the club got upset when
security staff wouldn’t let him in without proper ID. The
situation quickly escalated.
It began as a routine ID check at an Anchorage nightclub and
ended with two men in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Early Sunday morning, Anchorage police responded to a shooting
outside of Platinum Jaxx, a nightclub at the corner of Sixth
Avenue and I Street in downtown Anchorage, at 3:19 a.m.
Witnesses said a man who was trying to get into the club got
upset when security staff wouldn’t let him in without proper ID,
resulting in a “verbal dispute,” according to police.
The man, later identified as Aaron Cook, returned with ID in
hand a few minutes later.
Platinum Jaxx security said that his presence would be
“disruptive” to the club given the argument that had occurred
with staff just moments earlier. Cook was denied entrance.
He left the club, but returned with a pistol and shot a bouncer
in the leg outside of the nightclub.
The bullet passed through the bouncer’s leg, striking an
unidentified club patron in the hip. Both victims were taken to
a hospital for treatment; neither injury is considered life
Cook, the suspect, then fled the scene in a Chevy Impala with
three other people; police found the car unoccupied several
The 14-hour manhunt ended when Aaron Cook turned himself in to
Anchorage police between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. later that day.
Cook's friends encouraged him to give himself up to police after
watching media reports that he was an active suspect in the
Two felony warrants were issued for Cook's arrest on two counts
of first-degree assault, misconduct involving a weapon and
His bail has been set at $30,000 with a court-approved
third-party custodian required for release.