Update: Man charged in Russian Jack shooting
Update, Thursday afternoon:
Jesse Kern, 32, of Anchorage has been charged with first-degree assault, fourth-degree weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment.
The Anchorage Police Department determined Kern and the victim got into a verbal argument outside, which “escalated into a physical altercation and the victim was shot by the suspect,” said APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro in a statement.
Kern was remanded to the Anchorage Jail, where his initial bail was set at $55,000 plus a third-party custodian.
Anchorage police temporarily closed a portion of Norene Street to investigate a shooting that occurred earlier this afternoon.
Just after 2 p.m., the Anchorage Police Department received a call from a male who said he had been shot. A woman at the scene, in the area of the 1500 block of Norene Street, identified herself as the victim’s wife. She said he was on his way to meet her at Cook Inlet Tribal Council when it happened.
“He was on the phone with me, that person was yelling at him, he yelled,” she said, adding that after her husband had been injured, she told him to call APD.
Police responded to the scene and located a male with a gunshot wound to his lower body, according to a statement from APD. The man was transported to a local hospital with what appeared to be a non-life-threatening wound.
“At this time, police are investigating the shooting to determine whether any criminal activity was associated with the incident,” APD says.
At the scene, officers could also be seen detaining a man, placing him into the back of a police vehicle.
This is a developing story.