Alaska State Troopers have arrested a man who allegedly shot and severely wounded a fellow hunter during a trip in the Kwethluk area this week.

Seth Michael, 21, faces charges of attempted murder as well as first-degree, second-degree and third-degree assault, according to a trooper dispatch. Bethel-based troopers were first informed of the shooting at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Village police officers reported [Michael] shot [the victim] while the two were returning from a hunting trip,” troopers wrote. “VPOs responded and located the victim on a trail about eight miles outside of Kwethluk. The victim was later treated for multiple gunshot wounds.”

Officers weren’t able to find Michael until Friday morning, when he was discovered sleeping at a relative’s home and was taken into custody. Troopers responded to examine the scene of the shooting and gathered evidence.

Michael was held at the Yukon-Kuskowkim Correctional Center in Bethel, troopers said. He remained in custody there Saturday evening, according to a statewide inmate database.

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