Anchorage shooting suspect bit by K-9, arrested
Anchorage police have arrested a man accused of shooting a man at a Midtown park over a bicycle.
Daren Barnhart, 50, was seen just after 9 p.m. Friday near the 2700 block of Spenard Road.
Police say he refused to stop for officers with the Community Action Policing Team, riding instead to a field near the Carousel Lounge where he hid in tall grass.
Barnhart ignored several warnings from a K-9 officer and tried to run according to police. Police say the K-9, Midas, was released and bit Barnhart's right forearm.
After Barnhart was treated at the scene for the bite and medically cleared at the hospital, he was taken to the Anchorage Jail on a charge of resisting arrest.
Barnhart has been wanted on a weapons-misconduct charge in the July 4 shooting of a man at Arctic Benson Park. According to APD, Barnhart and the victim were involved in a fight over a bicycle, in which alcohol is thought to be a factor.
The shooting victim, who was struck in the lower body, is expected to live.
Police say Barnhart was spotted riding a bicycle just before his arrest.
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