One man is behind bars in connection with a shooting on Christmas Eve.

Around 7 p.m., officers were notified of a gunshot victim who had been dropped off at a local hospital.

Anchorage Police spokesperson, MJ Thim, says the preliminary investigation indicates there were a group of people inside a home in the 8400 block of Laviento Drive when an altercation occurred and the adult male victim was shot in the upper body as he was leaving. 

A woman drove him to the hospital where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect, 44-year-old Evgueni Antisiferov was taken into custody and charged with first-degree assault, among others.

Thim says drugs are believed to be a factor in the shooting.

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