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Man fatally shot while photographing people firing guns in Sutton

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published April 18, 2016

An Anchorage man was shot and killed Saturday while filming or photographing people firing guns in Sutton, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said in a Monday dispatch that they were informed that 30-year-old Adam C. Malaby had been shot at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at a location near Jonesville Mine Road. First responders arrived to find people performing CPR on Malaby.

"Investigation revealed Malaby had stepped in the line of fire while attempting to video or photograph others shooting and was shot by another individual that was firing a .40 caliber pistol," troopers wrote.

According to troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain, the incident -- which appeared to be accidental -- did not occur at a formally designated shooting range in Sutton. It wasn't immediately clear how many people had been firing guns at the time.

"The area where they were shooting in is an area commonly used as a shooting range," DeSpain said.

Malaby was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, where he was declared dead. His next of kin have been notified.

Troopers said the shooting remains under investigation.

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