Updated at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 10


Police have charged an Anchorage man in connection with a shooting that took place in the Spenard neighborhood just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening.


Cody Randall Hess, 21, was found near 34th Avenue and Lois Drive Thursday evening and arrested following a search involving officers and a K-9 unit, according to a Friday release from the Anchorage Police Department.


“Further investigation found that the victim had asked Hess to leave the area. During the verbal engagement, Hess produced a gun and fired multiple rounds at the victim,” APD wrote.


Hess has been charged with first-degree assault, fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and reckless endangerment.


Original Story


The Anchorage Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Spenard neighborhood.


Few details were immediately available, but a release from police said around 8:30 p.m. Thursday a male called and reported he had been shot near Wyoming Drive and West 37th Avenue. He told police he was calling from a nearby gas station.


Emergency responders transported him to a local hospital. Police said he is expected to survive. They have not yet release detail about the victim’s age or identity.


The suspected shooter was arrested after a large police search, APD wrote, but they are continuing to investigate and interview witnesses.


No charges had been filed as of 9:50 p.m. Thursday, according to police.


This is a developing story; check back for updates.