• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 23s

Gunfire, armed assault bring troopers to Naukati

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:08 AM May 27, 2014
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND –

Alaska State Troopers responded to a remote southeastern community twice over Memorial Day weekend following armed altercations between a handful of residents.

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, according to AST dispatch, troopers on Prince of Wales Island received word of a fight between neighbors on Hillside Drive outside Naukati. The caller said they had been involved in a verbal disagreement with a neighbor when the neighbor produced a gun and began firing it into the air. According to troopers, the caller then retrieved their own gun and fired return shots into the air. While no property was damaged and troopers said there’s no indication weapons were pointed at any people, the fight remains under investigation.

It wasn’t the only armed dispute in Naukati Sunday.

Just before 11 a.m. Memorial Day, troopers said they received a second call regarding an assault with a pistol at another residence on the same road. The callers told AST they had gotten into a fight early Sunday morning with a person renting a room in their home. After a verbal altercation and a physical assault in which two of the residents were injured, troopers said the renter allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at three of the home’s occupants.

The suspect then fled on foot, according to trooper dispatch, and remains on the loose. Troopers said alcohol appears to be a factor in that case, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the AST post on Prince of Wales Island at 1-800-754-2918.

Naukati is located on the northwest side of Prince of Wales Island and is home to fewer than 120 people, according to the 2010 census.

Latest Stories

  • Lifestyle

    Federal Reserve keeps interest rates near record lows

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 12:01

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged while noting that near-term risks to the economy have diminished. “The Fed seems intent on telling the markets that a September hike is a possibility,” Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, emailed. “They do this not because they are intent to raise but to […]

  • DayBreak

    Workforce Wednesday: Coffee shops, carts and cafes

    by Daybreak Staff on Jul 27, 11:17

    Anchorage is second to Seattle for having the most coffee carts per capita, according to the National Coffee Association. That’s 189 coffee carts for all of Anchorage’s coffee lovers. Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium states that owners can make anywhere between $300 to $1,400 per day, depending on the location and concept. The captial needed […]

  • News

    Payment delays stall bulk water sales in Sitka

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 10:03

    Efforts to advance bulk water sales in Sitka have stalled amid missed payments. Members of the Gary Paxton Industrial Park Board of Directors this week expressed frustration with the delays, but left open the possibility for the interested groups to buy water rights if they come up with the required money. Alaska Bulk Water Inc. […]

  • News

    Kodiak runway extends 600 feet into ocean as safety measure

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 8:42

    If a jet needs a little extra space landing at the Kodiak airport, the runway has just been extended – 600 feet into the ocean. But don’t expect any watery landings. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports airports typically extend runways for safety reasons, but geography was a challenge in Kodiak because the airport runway has […]

  • News

    Prosecutors drop charges in Freddie Gray case

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 8:27

    Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015. Prosecutors’ decision Wednesday comes after a judge had already acquitted three […]

  • News

    North Pole woman sentenced to 4 years in prison for toddler death

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 8:05

    A North Pole woman convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the death of her toddler has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 26-year-old Amberlynn Swanson pleaded guilty in March in the death of 18-month-old Julian Swanson-Byrd. [ RELATED: North Pole woman charged with killing son reached plea deal ] […]

  • News

    Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. granted release

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 7:44

    A federal judge has granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, full-time release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. Judge Paul L. Friedman delivered the ruling Wednesday, granting Hinckley, now 61 years old, full time convalescent leave to begin no […]

  • News

    Anchorage Assembly approves first pot cultivation license, bans smoking, vaping in Town Square Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 26, 21:39

    The first pot cultivation facility within Anchorage got the go ahead from the Assembly Tuesday evening to begin production. Assembly members approved a measure giving Dream Green Farms in Mountain View their cultivation license. This was the first application for a facility like this within the municipality. Any business looking to sell marijuana will have to […]