Shooting suspect arraigned

By December 22, 2011Crime & Courts, Syndicated

Bail has been set at $20,000 for Kenneth Edward Nalan, accused of shooting a man at a party Tuesday night in Juneau.

Nalan was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Juneau District Court on charges of first degree assault. He was originally arrested on a second degree assault charge. Both are felonies.

Judge Tom Nave prohibited Nalan from contacting others at the party, including the victim, 33-year-old John Nicholas Duran. Nalan has been assigned a public defender.

Juneau Police say Duran was shot in the face with a handgun during a party hosted by Nalan at a home in the 3000 block of Glacierwood Drive. Alcohol was involved.

Duran remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, reportedly in stable condition.

Lt. Kris Sell says Duran was an invited guest at the party. She says police are still gathering details of the shooting.

“We still have plenty of work to do on this investigation, including talking to the victim, who we hope recovers well enough to do that in the near future,” Sell says. “What we’ll do is ask Seattle PD to help us out with this. We have a good relationship with them and have done that before.”

Nalan is being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. A preliminary hearing has been set for Dec. 30th, unless a Juneau grand jury returns an indictment before that date.

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