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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.

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