21-year-old indicted for August Airport Heights shooting

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Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 10:26 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Shaun Johnson Jr., 21, has been indicted by an Anchorage grand jury for shooting Willard Outwater, police stated in a community message Wednesday. He was indicted for several counts of assault and one count of evidence tampering.

Anchorage police arrested a Johnson following a shooting in the Airport Heights area on the night of Aug. 19.

Police say shots rang out around 8:25 p.m. in the 3200 block of Penland Parkway. When officers arrived at the scene they found an adult male shot in the upper body.

Police at that time did not locate the suspect.

Hours later and through the investigation, police learned more.

“Initial indications are that a group of intoxicated people were outside a residence together when some type of argument broke out. During the altercation, Johnson fired a handgun which struck an adult male who was also part of the gathering. After the shooting, Johnson fled the area on foot,” APD wrote in a press release.

Around 10:47 p.m., Johnson was arrested near the intersection of 29th Avenue and Benson Boulevard.

Johnson is behind bars on the charges of Assault, Evidence Tampering, and Reckless Endangerment.

APD says the motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation. APD adds the victim is still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Update on 8/20/20: Initial indications are that a group of intoxicated people were outside a residence together when...

Posted by Anchorage Police Department on Thursday, August 20, 2020

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