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AST: Woman Drunkenly Tries to Shoot Homeowner

Published On: Aug 06 2014 05:34:32 AM AKDT   Updated On: Jun 30 2014 09:00:50 PM AKDT

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The only thing that kept a Delta Junction homeowner from being shot by a loaded gun was that no round was in the chamber when a woman pulled the trigger, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers were called to a home near Milepost 269 of Richardson Highway on Sunday at 1:39 a.m., when callers reported 32-year-old Lisa McClanahan was drunkenly pointing a gun at two different people.

“A verbal argument began about McClanahan’s level of intoxication after she was asked to leave the residence,” said AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen. “She escalated by grabbing her pistol.”

She allegedly pointed the 9mm handgun at someone else before eventually pointing the gun at the homeowner and pulling the trigger. While the magazine was loaded, there was no round in the chamber.

Troopers were off duty at the time of the incident but arrived within 20 minutes.

McClanahan was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. She was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Channel 2's Chris Klint contributed to this story