JUNEAU -- A jury has been selected in the trial of a 36-year-old Juneau man charged with firing a handgun that wounded a man in December.
The Juneau Empire reports Kenneth Nalan is charged with felony assault.
Prosecutors say Nalan shot a friend, 33-year-old John Duran, on Dec. 20 with a .357-caliber handgun during a get-together at Nalan's house in the Mendenhall Valley.
Duran required facial reconstruction surgery after he was shot.
The state Public Defender's Agency is representing Nalan. Defense attorneys have said a case could be made that the incident was a self-defense shooting.