Police Arrest Man Accused of Midtown Shooting

Police: Victim in Critical Condition


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.


Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.