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Update: Juneau kidnapping believed to be a 'fabrication'

  • Author: Megan Edge
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published December 6, 2013

The investigation of an early morning shooting and alleged kidnapping in Juneau on Friday was contended by a woman to have been committed by the same man, but the Juneau Police Department issued a press release Friday afternoon stating it now believes the kidnapping was just a "fabrication."

Police in Alaska's capital city received reports of a shooting that sent a 44-year-old man to the hospital around 12 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the Coho Apartments, where the shooting took place, they found the man bleeding with one gunshot wound to his shoulder and another to his left wrist.

Several witnesses at the apartments, located at the 3600 block of Amalga Street, were interviewed by Juneau police. Some of them reported hearing an argument followed by shots. Police later confirmed that and said that the altercation was between the 44-year-old and a 24-year-old, whom a 22-year-old woman claimed had kidnapped her.

Police were looking for an older, flatbed white truck with a plow that may have been involved in the shooting, but they were able to recover it.

The 24-year-old is in custody and Juneau police are continuing to investigate.

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