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Weapons Misconduct & Endangerment Charges Lead to Arrest


May 26, 2015
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers based in Ketchikan received a 911 report of an intoxicated male firing a pistol at the Connell Lake recreational area Sunday afternoon at approximately 1:15 PM.

The Troopers responded to the scene and contacted Shawn Bedell, age 39 of Ketchikan. The investigation revealed that Bedell was intoxicated and had discharged a firearm in an unsafe manner.

Bedell was arrested for Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th Degree, and Reckless Endangerment. Bedell was transported to the Ketchikan Correction Center without incident.

There were no reported injuries.

Please note that charges are merely accusations and defendants are to be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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