Man accused of shooting at cars near Dimond Boulevard

Alaska’s News Source Producer Ellie Baty brings you the FastCast daily digital headlines for Aug. 10, 2022.
Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man is facing charges after police say he shot at cars near Dimond Boulevard, according to a news release from the Anchorage Police Department.

At 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, police confronted Gerald J. Kavanaugh, 19, and another man near Dimond Boulevard and King Street. A caller reported that his front passenger window had been shot out.

When police arrived one of the men pointed his gun at the police and they were concerned about being in immediate harm, according to the report.

The release said that Kavanaugh was armed with a pellet gun and carbon dioxide canisters, and was the one that shot at vehicles and aimed his weapon at the police. Kavanaugh was taken into custody and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon.

The second man was found with an air pistol and a drug charge was filed against him, according to police.

There were no injuries reported.

Editor’s note: This article has been clarified to show that the alleged shooting took place on Dimond Boulevard.

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