ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say a man sought by police in Alaska fatally shot one person and injured two others after they kicked him out of a home during a party to celebrate his 27th birthday, according to a criminal complaint filed against him.
Asiagin Dana Ahmaogak is charged with second-degree murder and two counts of assault in the shooting Sunday morning shooting in Utqiagvik (ook-GAR’-vik), which is also known as Barrow.
According to the criminal complaint, people were in the home drinking and celebrating Ahmaogak’s birthday, which was on Saturday, a woman identified as Victoria Koonaloak told authorities.
“Victoria stated the defendant brandished a handgun while they were drinking. She stated they did not want him there anymore so they got him out of the residence,” the complaint says.
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Ahmaogak stayed outside and continuously knocked on the door, according to the complaint. It says when the door was opened he shot Edmund Siologa, Elizabeth Bordeaux and Masteredseed Vondincklage and left.
A man at the gathering told authorities that Siologa was struck by a round inside the home’s arctic entry. He said Ahmaogak then ran past him and began shooting from the arctic entry and the main door of the home, the court document said.
Siologa died at the scene. Vondincklage was shot in his left forearm, and Bordeaux was shot in the abdominal area. The two were taken to a hospital, according to the court document.
Police found .40-caliber shell casings in the home.
Since the shooting, North Slope Borough police and other officials have released few details other than to say Ahmaogak is a person of interest in the case.
In a statement released Monday, Borough Mayor Harry Brower Jr. said he was deeply troubled by the shootings. “Guns and alcohol don’t mix well,” Brower wrote.
Borough police announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to Ahmaogak’s arrest. Bail has been set at $1 million, according to court documents.