A 53-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and weapons misconduct.
According to the complaint filed in court by Ketchikan Police Officer John Brown, police were sent to an Edmonds Street house at about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a man with a gunshot wound.
Police say that when they arrived they found the man sitting in the living room with a blood-soaked towel wrapped around his arm. He told police that the wound was the result of a fight with Jeffrey Keith Craig, who had come to the residence to pick up his daughter. The daughter did not want to go, and had asked that her presence there be hidden from Craig.
The victim reported that when he told Craig his daughter was not there, Craig struck him and the victim pushed Craig over a porch railing onto a patio. At that point, the victim told police, Craig allegedly produced a handgun and shot him in the arm.
The victim reported that he was able to get inside the residence and lock the doors before waking others in the house to contact police.
Deputy Police Chief Eric Mattson said responding officers applied a tourniquet to the victim’s arm, to slow bleeding.
“Medics were also en route and transported that individual to the hospital,” he said. “He’s since been medevaced for further treatment.”
Mattson said the victim is expected to recover from the wound.
Mattson says Craig was found later Tuesday morning at a residence on the North End, where he was arrested and brought to the local jail. Craig had his first hearing on the charges Tuesday afternoon.
Bail was set at $200,000.