Suspect arrested following a shooting at Hotel Captain Cook

Published: Oct. 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2020 at 10:20 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police say a 32-year-old man is facing charges following a shooting early Sunday morning at the Hotel Captain Cook.

Police say their investigation shows there was a party on the 9th floor when a fight broke out. During the altercation, shots were fired. Police say no one was hurt by the gunfire.

A video sent to Alaska’s News Source Sunday showed what appeared to be bullet holes in the walls of a hallway of hotel rooms at the Captain Cook. A witness who did not want their name publicized said over the phone that they counted more than a dozen bullet holes there.

Following the shooting police located the suspect, Tate E. Swanson, near 5th and K with a gun on his person. Police say when they encountered him he had a visible injury to his nose and looked to be intoxicated. Police instructed him to drop his gun, which he did, and police arrested him.

He faces charges of misconduct involving a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

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