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Man arrested in Monday night shooting in South Anchorage, police say

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 2
  • Published July 2

Police say they have arrested a man who they accused of shooting another man after an argument outside a South Anchorage residence Monday night.

Mykel R. Straight, 27, has been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, third-degree misconduct involving a weapon — felon in possession and reckless endangerment, police said in an alert.

Officers received reports of gunshots in the 9500 block of Brayton Drive around 10:36 p.m. Monday, police said. When officers responded, they found a man at his home who “had been shot at least once in the lower body," police said, and he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe that Straight and the victim were arguing outside the victim’s home before Straight pulled out a handgun, fired multiple times and left on foot.

“It appears the victim and Straight knew one another prior to the shooting,” police said, though they were still investigating what the two were arguing about and the motive behind the shooting.

Officers were notified that Straight was at a gas station on O’Malley Centre Court, according to police. He was taken into custody at 11:37 p.m. Monday and questioned at the Anchorage Police Department, police said, and he was remanded at the Anchorage jail.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting, or surveillance footage of the incident, to call dispatch at 311 (option 1).

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