Buckland Man Charged with Shooting, Wounding Wife

Alaska State Troopers say a 25-year-old woman in the northwest village of Buckland was shot by her husband following a drunken altercation.

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by Associated Press

BUCKLAND- Alaska State Troopers say a 25-year-old woman in the northwest village of Buckland was shot by her husband following a drunken altercation.


The woman's wounds were not life-threatening.


Troopers say Buckland Mayor Tim Gavin called Sunday night to report the altercation in the couple's home.


Gavin told troopers he watched through a window as the 27-year-old man armed himself with a rifle and yelled that he would not give up or go back to jail.


The man fired the rifle once but walked out and surrendered outside while carrying a toddler and the rifle.


Troopers say the woman suffered a wound to her head and one finger was amputated at the first joint.


The man was jailed in Kotzebue on charges of felony assault and domestic violence assault.