Man arrested for Midtown shooting that leaves 2 hospitalized

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 2:36 PM AKST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 10:22 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police have arrested a man involved in a Midtown shooting Monday that left two people in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to an updated community alert Tuesday morning, Joseph M. Perkins, 22, was arrested and jailed at the Anchorage Correctional Complex on assault and reckless endangerment charges related to the incident. Perkins was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and two assault charges.

According to the release, police responded to a reported shooting at the intersection of Old Seward Highway and East Tudor Road just before 2 p.m. Monday. A group of people were stopped at a red light in the intersection, where “some type of altercation took place inside the vehicle.” A man fired a handgun, police say, hitting and injuring another man and a woman inside the Jeep.

A minor who was also in the Jeep was not injured, police wrote. The two people who were injured were taken to a hospital, and their injuries appeared to be non-life threatening, according to police.

According to police, Perkins fired the gun fled on foot. Police also say he punched a pedestrian in the face as he reached East 45th Court.

“It has not yet been determined whether the suspect and the assault victim know one another,” police wrote.

Anchorage police took the man into custody near East 46th Court and Ingra Street, according to the release. Police said in an updated release that the intersection was reopened by 2:50 p.m.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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