Two people were shot around 1:00 a.m. Monday in a Spenard parking lot, according to Anchorage Police.
Police said the shooting happened at the Paradise Inn located on Spenard Rd. and 30th Ave.
Anchorage Police said 25-year-old Louie Gephart, his brother Jesus Gephart, his girlfriend and a second woman had been drinking at the bar at the inn when they got into an argument with the owner of the Paradise Inn, Kyong Song.
Court documents revealed that Song came up to Jesus Gephart and they started bickering about whether Jesus had paid for the room, or whether he paid enough for the room.
Song told them all to leave.
“They actually ripped up the room receipt which caused more of a disturbance… alcohol was definitely a factory.” said Marlene Lammers, an Anchorage Police Department Spokesperson.
Court documents said 54-year-old Craig Brown, an employee who lived at Paradise Inn, came upstairs from his room to help Song.
When everyone was outside, court documents say, Brown pulled out a small pistol that Louie Gephart grabbed.
Gephart heard a gunshot and found his hands torn up.
Court documents said Brown apparently shot himself while struggling with Louie.
Once police arrived, Brown had dried blood on his legs and walked with a limp. He said he had a bad leg and denied being hurt.
Brown also denied to police that he saw a gun, he also said he did not know who shot him and said it did not matter that he was shot.
Court documents showed Brown has multiple convictions in Alaska including escape, theft by shoplifting, unauthorized entry and burglary.
Brown was arraigned with one count of first degree assault, two counts of third degree assault and one count of third degree misconduct involving a weapon on Monday afternoon.
He mumbled answers to the judge that could barely be heard when she asked if he could afford an attorney.
Brown told the judge, "I don't feel like talking 'til I get a lawyer."
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