Man grazed, suspect arrested in Seward shotgun shooting
A Sunday disturbance in Seward, which Alaska State Troopers said ended with a man firing a shotgun at his neighbors, left one person with only minor injuries and the alleged shooter in custody.
Stephen Flitter, 71, was arrested after troopers responded to Mile 7 of the Seward Highway just after 6:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a Wednesday dispatch. An initial report of a disturbance indicated that a man had been firing toward a shipping container inside which two neighbors were working.
“Investigation revealed Flitter fired a shotgun loaded with slugs towards the [container] while he was intoxicated from just outside of his residence,” troopers wrote. “One of the rounds grazed one of the male’s heads and cut the top of his ear.”
The injured man didn’t require medical attention, according to troopers.
Investigators spoke with Flitter and subsequently took him into custody on charges of third-degree assault, as well as second-degree and fourth-degree weapons misconduct. He was remanded without bail to the Seward Jail.