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Police Arrest Man Accused of Midtown Shooting
Police: Victim in Critical Condition
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.