2 faces charges in fight over unpaid bet

A fight between three roommates over an unpaid bet has led to charges against two of the men.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- A fight between three roommates over an unpaid bet has led to charges against two of the men.

Anchorage police say as the argument over the bet escalated, 25-year-old James Smith pointed a gun at the 19-year-old victim and pulled the trigger late Sunday.
The gun malfunctioned, and the men struggled over the gun. Police say the third roommate, 23-year-old Kendrick Matthews, hit the victim with his fist.
The victim got the gun and ran for the door. Police say Smith chased him, and hit him with a metal handle from a floor jack. The victim escaped, and called police from a convenience store.
Both Smith and Matthews are facing assault charges, and Smith also faces an attempted murder charge. Both are being held without bail at the Anchorage jail.