Trial begins for man charged in Juneau shooting

Associated PressApril 3, 2012 

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.

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