Golovin man charged with attempted murder after being shot by state trooper

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Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 11:18 AM AKDT|Updated: Apr. 13, 2022 at 1:51 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Golovin man has been charged with attempted murder stemming from an April 6 incident in which he was shot at by an Alaska State Trooper, requiring hospitalization, according to troopers.

Allen Amaktoolik, 45, remains in “serious condition” following the shooting that began when troopers arrived at a residence in Golovin while investigating a report of a separate felony assault “involving a firearm.”

A trooper dispatch said Amaktoolik “produced a shotgun” when he opened the door. One of the troopers — who has since been identified as Jacob Barker, a three-year veteran assigned to Nome — then shot the man, leading to both Barker and his partner performing first aid on Amaktoolik.

Amaktoolik was then taken to a clinic in Golovin before being medevaced to an Anchorage hospital, troopers said.

In the updated online report, troopers wrote that Amaktoolik is facing the attempted murder charge “due to his actions on April 6.” Online court records show he was charged on April 7.

The shooting incident is being investigated by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, and Amaktoolik has not been charged with anything in connection to the felony assault investigation that initially brought troopers to Golovin.

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

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