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Subject: Shooting Investigation UpdateDate: 12-09-2013 03:44:47
From: Lt. Kris SellCase or Incident: #131206-001
Summary:On Friday December 6th, officers of the Juneau Police Department arrested three people, including the man originally reported as a shooting victim, in connection with the shooting in the Coho Apartments parking lot just after midnight Friday morning. The investigation revealed there was a second shooting, where no one was hit, on Egan Drive between Vanderbilt Hill and Walmart in the early morning hours of Friday. No citizen called in that incident though it came to light during the course of the investigation into the Coho Apartments shooting.

The arrested people are 44 year old James Depasquale, 24 year old Jerall Torres, and 26 year old Amanda Phillips, all of Juneau. The dispute was determined to have been over the sales of illegal narcotics. The parties who were primarily the ones in conflict appear be Depasquale and Torres. Phillips is accused of hiding the handgun used by the man originally labeled as a shooting victim.

Depasquale was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree, an A felony, Solicitation of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree, also an A felony, Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 2nd degree, a B felony, and Assault in the 3rd degree, a C felony.

Phillips was lodged on a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a C felony, and Torres was charged with Misconduct Involving a Weapon, which is an A felony.

JPD continues to investigate the second shooting. That incident was between the parties from the first shooting with the addition of one man associated with those involved in the first shooting. That incident was on Egan Drive between Vanderbilt and Walmart and was between two moving vehicles during the early morning hours of Friday, December 6th. No person or vehicle was struck during the exchange of gunfire between the vehicles. JPD officers closed Egan Drive Friday morning, at about 10:30 a.m., for about twenty minutes so that officers could collect evidence from that second shooting.

There were prior reports of a kidnapping allegation from a woman who was associated with Phillips and Torres. It appears now she was voluntarily involved with the pair.
JPD officers continue to process evidence seized during the investigation. Investigators anticipate additional charges.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***