Police Arrest Man Accused of Midtown Shooting

Police: Victim in Critical Condition

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by Natalie Travis

ANCHORAGE --  A man accused of shooting his ex-roommate and then fleeing the scene, Tuesday, is now behind bars.

According to APD, 27-year-old Phathasinh Veet Sihabout allegedly shot 24-year-old Lorne Gayzagian.  The incident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday.  APD responded to the 2400 block of Eureka near Fireweed after receiving multiple 911 calls stating a man was lying in the road.

APD spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said Gayzagian suffered a gun shot wound to the torso, and he was taken to a local hospital in critical condition to undergo surgery. 

Sihabout is set to be arraigned in Anchorage Jail Court, Wednesday afternoon.  He has been charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon.

 

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