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Husband Allegedly Shoots, Wounds Wife in Buckland

Published On: Oct 21 2013 01:59:37 PM AKDT

Alaska State Troopers say a husband allegedly shot and wounded his wife Sunday night, during an alcohol-fueled Buckland altercation witnessed by the local mayor.

According to a Monday AST dispatch, Mayor Tim Gavin informed troopers at about 10 p.m. Sunday that the wife, 25, had been shot by her 27-year-old husband.

“Gavin went to assist and was watching through the window, observing the male arm himself with a rifle,” troopers wrote. “The male was yelling he would not give up and return to jail, turned into a bedroom and fired one round.”

Troopers say the husband later emerged from the home carrying a toddler and the rifle, but peacefully surrendered with the child uninjured.

“The female was found suffering (non-life-threatening) wounds to her head and hand, one finger (partially) amputated at the first joint,” troopers wrote. “The female was flown out of the village for treatment.”

The husband was remanded to the Kotzebue Jail on one count each of second-degree and fourth-degree assault.

Neither the suspect nor the victim were named by troopers, due to the case being a domestic-violence incident.