Shooting suspect wanted in bicycle fight
Anchorage Police are investigating a reported shooting that left one person hurt over the ownership of a bicycle.
Police say they're looking for the suspect, 50-year-old Daren Barnhart. He is wanted on the charge of misconduct involving a weapon in the third-degree.
According to a statement from APD, police responded to Arctic Benson Park, located on 750 West 31st Avenue, after getting a call about the reported shooting.
Police say it all started with an argument between an adult male and female over who owned a bicycle.
"When three more adults became involved, one female and two males, a physical altercation broke out," police wrote. "One of the adult males produced a weapon and shot another adult male in the lower body."
The group then scattered and fled on foot.
The victim received non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident where everyone knew each other. Alcohol is also believed to be a factor.
Barnhart was already wanted for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for fail to appear for a previous assault charge.
Anyone with information on Barnhart’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police Dispatch on its non-emergency line at 311 (option #1).