Seward man arrested after shooting neighbor in the head with shotgun

Published: Nov. 30, 2017 at 7:41 AM AKST
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A Seward man was arrested after allegedly firing a shotgun at two neighbors, with one shot striking a man in the head.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, the "disturbance with shots fired" call came in just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, near mile 7 of the Seward Highway.

That initial report stated that a man, later identified as Stephen Flitter, 71, of Seward, fired a shotgun at two neighbors who were working on a conex box nearby.

One of the shotgun rounds "grazed one of the male's head and cut the top of his ear," troopers said. He did not need to go to the hospital for the wound.

Troopers say that the investigation revealed that Flitter had fired the shotgun at the conex station while he was intoxicated.

Flitter was arrested for assault and misconduct involving a weapon. He was taken to the Seward Jail.