Man in remote Alaska village arrested for attempted murder after shooting another man with a rifle

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Officers arrested a man in rural western Alaska after he reportedly shot another man in the arm with a bolt action rifle.

Edward Katchatag, 45, of Unalakleet, was reportedly intoxicated on Tuesday night, causing a disturbance inside a home in Unalakleet. Authorities arrived around 8 p.m., just after shots were reportedly fired in the home.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Katchatag "fired a bolt action rifle, one round struck an adult male's arm."

When they arrived, troopers attempted to take Katchatag into custody and requested that he surrender. He refused.

Troopers report that what followed was a 10-hour-long standoff situation between Katchatag and AST.

He was eventually arrested and taken into custody. In the online dispatch, troopers say alcohol is a factor in the case.

Now, Katchatag faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and several other weapons-related charges for firing the gun and possessing it while intoxicated.

According to online court records, Katchatag has a history of assault convictions, pleading guilty to one assault case in 2013, and a separate case in 2014.



 
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