Victim charged after Mountain View shooting
Anchorage police say a man shot and wounded last week in Mountain View has been “uncooperative” with investigators, who have yet to arrest the person responsible for shooting him.
Police announced charges of weapons misconduct and theft Tuesday against Milton LeBlanc, 40, who showed up at a hospital after being shot Thursday near North Park Street and Peterkin Avenue.
“While LeBlanc was being prepped for treatment by hospital staff, a loaded handgun was found in his pocket,” police wrote in a statement. “The serial number had been scratched off the gun. Also found in LeBlanc’s possession were several credit cards and ID cards that did not belong to him. The APD officer at the hospital seized the items for evidence.”
Investigators soon learned that LeBlanc was a convicted felon, with two outstanding warrants, and wasn’t allowed to own a handgun. APD subsequently obtained warrants for two counts of weapons misconduct, linked to LeBlanc being a felon in possession of a firearm and the removal of the gun’s serial number, as well as second-degree theft.
On Friday night just before 9:30 p.m., police learned from staff at LeBlanc’s hospital that he “was attempting to leave the hospital against medical advice.”
“Officers made contact with LeBlanc as he was getting off the elevator to exit the hospital,” police wrote. “LeBlanc was taken into custody and remanded at the Anchorage Jail on his three felony warrants.”
APD spokesman MJ Thim said no arrests had been made in LeBlanc’s shooting, in part due to his lack of assistance.
“He has been uncooperative from the very beginning and is continuing to be,” Thim said. “It is creating challenges for solving this case.”
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call APD at 311, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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