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16-year-old boy accused of shooting 20-year-old man in Wasilla during dispute, troopers say

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 12, 2020
  • Published June 12, 2020

A 16-year-old boy was charged with assault in the shooting of a 20-year-old man early Friday morning in Wasilla, according to Alaska State Troopers.

At about 2 a.m. Friday, troopers arrived at East Cottle Loop in Wasilla after someone reported a shooting in the area, troopers said in an online report.

Upon investigating, troopers found that the boy shot the man during a dispute, troopers said. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to a hospital, troopers said. Troopers also said that marijuana and alcohol contributed to the incident.

The boy was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, a Class B felony, and misconduct involving weapons in the second, fourth and fifth degrees, troopers said. Further charges — attempted murder and first-degree assault — were referred to the Palmer District Attorney’s Office for review, troopers said.

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