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Ketchikan Man Allegedly Commits Suicide After Shooting


September 03, 2009

Ketchikan, Alaska - One man is dead and another injured after a suicide/ attempted murder incident Tuesday morning. Ketchikan Police Chief Edward Talik stated in a news release that Ketchikan Police Officers responded to a call at 8:31 am for a shooting at 520 Main Street.

Talik stated in the release that when officers arrived, they observed one deceased male in the residence and another male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The Ketchikan Fire Department responded and transported the injured man to Ketchikan General Hospital where he was later flown to Seattle for emergency treatment.

Deceased is Jared Azure a 21-year-old Ketchikan man. The victim and injured man was identified as Kyle Palmer, a 23-year-old Ketchikan man.

According to information released by Police Chief Talik, the preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased Jared Azure entered the residence, shot the victim, and then turned the weapon on himself. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and processed the scene for further evidence. A .280 caliber rifle was recovered from the scene. It appears the victim, Kyle Palmer, and deceased, Jared Azure, were known to each other.



Any charges reported are only accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Source of News:

Ketchikan Police Department


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