Fairbanks police file charges against third person in December shooting
Last updated at 5:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4
Fairbanks police have filed charges against a third person connected to a shooting that left a man wounded Dec. 13.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that 20-year-old Chaianne Kakaruk had been arrested Saturday for first-degree robbery for her part in a shooting that wounded 28-year-old Lawrence Perdue.
Fairbanks Police Department spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch confirmed police had filed charges against Kakaruk, but said the charges were pending and she had not yet been arrested.
Online court records confirm a warrant for Kakaruk’s arrest had been granted to Alaska State Troopers on Dec. 31.
Twenty-one-year-old Niikia Brown and 19-year-old Curtis Frarey are jailed on the same charge. Brown is also charged with first-degree assault.
Prosecutors say the case involves drugs.
Kakaruk told police Perdue stole $400 in anti-anxiety medication from her but dropped methamphetamine in her car.
Kakaruk, Brown and Frarey arranged to meet with Perdue to sell him back the drug. She said Perdue pulled a gun and was shot by Brown and Frarey.
Perdue remained hospitalized late last month. In a police interview, he denied pointing a gun at anyone.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Kakaruk was still at-large, according to McCulloch.
Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated Chaianne Kakaruk was arrested Saturday. This has been amended.
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