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Suspect in Chugach Way shooting turns himself in

Anchorage police have provided photos of the vehicle they believe the shooting suspect left the scene in.
Anchorage police have provided photos of the vehicle they believe the shooting suspect left the scene in.(Credit APD)
Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 6:58 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The suspect in the Chugach Way shooting has turned himself in, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

The man, now arrested, has been identified as 25-year-old Faamitai Falani. He faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment and evidence tampering.

Anchorage police have provided photos of the vehicle they believe the shooting suspect left the scene in.
Anchorage police have provided photos of the vehicle they believe the shooting suspect left the scene in.(Credit APD)

The victim, a man who was shot in the upper body, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say it appears the victim and suspect were arguing before the shooting.

Police say during the argument, the suspect assaulted the victim and the victim struck the suspect’s head with a glass bottle. They believe the suspect was bleeding when he drove away and likely has injuries from the bottle.

Editor’s Note: This story and has been updated as more information becomes available.

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