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Anchorage man charged in fatal 2015 shooting at lodge near Kodiak

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published January 13, 2016

Alaska State Troopers have charged an Anchorage man in the fatal November shooting of a man at an island lodge north of Kodiak.

Steven Ridenour, 44, faces one count each of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of 56-year-old Port William resident Steven McCaulley, according to a Wednesday troopers dispatch. Court records listed the date of the homicide as Nov. 12.

McCaulley was found dead outside a bunkhouse at the Port William Wilderness Lodge on Shuyak Island, about 50 miles north of Kodiak, after troopers received a Nov. 17 request for a welfare check on him. A subsequent investigation determined that McCaulley had been shot, and that Ridenour was being held without bail in Anchorage.

"Ridenour had already been incarcerated at (the Anchorage Jail) on unrelated arrest warrants," troopers wrote.

Troopers said McCaulley's next of kin have been notified.

Correction: An initial version of this story misspelled Steven Ridenour's first name as Stephen.

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