Anchorage man shot following argument over who owned a bicycle, suspect at large

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One man was injured and another man remains on the loose following a shooting in midtown Anchorage on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting, authorities say, resulted after an argument over who owned a bicycle.

According to police, the call came in around 6:10 p.m. on July 4, with a report of shots fired at the park on Arctic Boulevard and Benson Boulevard.

There, two people, a man and a woman, were reportedly arguing over which one of them owned a bicycle. The man, later identified by police as Daren Barnhart, 50, was armed.

Three other unidentified people approached the arguing pair, and for reasons still unknown, Barnhart shot one of them. The victim, a man, reportedly suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and was taken to the hospital.

Barnhart, however, fled the scene, and now police are looking for him.

Kendra Doshier, spokesperson for APD, said that drugs do not appear to be a factor in the shooting, but that alcohol is thought to be involved according to the preliminary investigation.

A warrant has been issued for Barnhart's arrest for misconduct with a weapon, as well as a pre-existing warrant for failing to appear in court.



 
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