Vehicle Collision Escalates to Shooting
Anchorage Police Department
September 29, 2013
Contact: Anita Shell
APD Public Information Officer
As of 5:30 p.m.
Subject: Arrests Made in Early Morning Shooting
Detectives have arrested two persons involved in this morning's vehicle collision that resulted in the shooting of a Mt. View resident.
Keng Her, 22, was charged with Assault 1 and Misconduct Involving Weapons 1. He was taken to the Anchorage Jail with bail set at $30,000 cash/corporate plus third party custodian.
Chuada Chang, 23, was charged with Criminal Mischief 3, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving. He was taken to Anchorage Jail with bail set at $5000.
As of 8:45 a.m.
Subject: Vehicle Collision Escalates to Shooting
Anchorage Police were called to the scene of a collision that occurred at about 2:00 AM this morning in the area of North Hoyt Street and Parsons Avenue in Mt. View.
The caller told police that a Honda Accord had struck a dumpster which caused a chain-reaction; the dumpster was pushed into a second vehicle which, in turn, hit a building. The driver tried to back up and leave, but struck a light pole in the process, disabling the car. The complainant said he could see smoke but didn’t know if the car was on fire. The caller went outside to check on the occupants and observed them pile into a white SUV and leave the area.
About 20 minutes later, prior to police arrival, APD Dispatch received a second call by a complainant stating that the group was back at the scene with a tow strap trying to move the Honda. The caller told Dispatch that a man was outside trying to keep the group from leaving before police arrived. Moments later, several shots rang out from the white SUV as it fled the area, leaving the Good Samaritan on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to the pelvis and foot.
Medics transported the victim, a 51 year-old male, to a nearby hospital where he is expected to survive.
Police seized the wrecked Honda and are following up on leads from evidence left at the scene as well as multiple witness statements. No arrests have been made at this time.