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Subject: Gun Shot WoundDate: 04-18-2017 10:13:43
From: Sgt. Brian DallasCase or Incident: #170418-001
Summary:On April 17, 2017, at about 11:18 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a 911 call reporting a loud “bang” and a male lying on the floor screaming in the Wharf Building.

On arrival, officers located a 19 year male who was lying on the ground and in significant pain from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his leg. Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to treat the male, who was later transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for further treatment.

Subsequent investigation indicated that a 22 year old male was in the Wharf trying to sell a handgun. The 19 year old male said he was interested in purchasing the handgun and the two males examined the handgun, which was loaded. During the handling of the weapon, the firearm discharged, striking the 19 year old in the leg.

Officers located and spoke with all individuals associated with this case as well as locating the firearm involved. No other persons were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Alcohol was a factor in this case.

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 ***