Suspect arrested in Switzer Village shooting

On Thursday, Juneau police detained four men, ultimately arresting one in connection with a Switzer Village shooting.

A tipster identified the man as the alleged shooter in an incident where several shots were fired. In that Sept. 13 incident, police attempted to capture the suspects but two escaped after crashing a vehicle.

“We did find a couple of guns in the area that had been ditched prior to arrival and evidence that gunshots in fact did happen,” said Juneau police Lt. David Campbell.

Campbell said the reason the gunshots were fired is still under investigation. When the men arrived at the gas pump, police conducted a “high-risk stop” to avoid another pursuit.

“A high risk stop is one where we have our weapons drawn. We don’t point it at people,” he said. “We have it as low-ready. In case something happens, we can react quicker.”

They arrested 24 year-old Erick Waters, the owner of the vehicle. Waters was arrested for a probation violation. His original charge was robbery in the second degree. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.

The three other men were released after police questioning.

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