Wasilla man shot, killed following disagreement

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Published: Jun. 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM AKDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2023 at 11:19 AM AKDT
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WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A Wasilla man was shot and killed following a disagreement with another man on Wednesday night, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.

Seth Shacklett, 35, of Wasilla, was arrested in connection with the shooting and was initially charged with violating conditions of release.

Troopers were called to the Fairview Loop area near Cottonwood Creek shortly before 7 p.m. on multiple reports of a shooting.

At the scene, troopers found 52-year-old Nelson Reece of Wasilla, with a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and Reece died at the scene.

Troopers said that Shacklett shot Reece with a rifle following a disagreement in the driveway of a home. Authorities said both men lived in the neighborhood.

At the time of the shooting, Shacklett was on conditions of release for an unrelated case that included firearm possession restrictions, troopers said.

Shacklett was confined in the Mat-Su Pretrial facility and later charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, and three counts of third-degree misconduct involving a weapon.

Reece’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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