Man arrested in Wasilla wounding of ‘former friend’
Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla shooting Monday evening left one man wounded and another in custody.
Troopers were initially called to the vicinity of Williwaw Way and Bogard Road just before 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to an online dispatch. Investigators found that a 29-year-old man, who was taken to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment, “had suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg at the hands of 39-year-old James P. Johnson of Wasilla while at a nearby residence.”
Johnson was arrested at his Wasilla home at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, troopers said.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email that the trooper who investigated the shooting was off duty Wednesday afternoon, but that “it was an incident between former friends.”
Johnson was held without at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, on charges of second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree assault as well as weapons misconduct.
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