Anchorage man charged in connection with Spenard shooting
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.
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.
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