Authorities say a man is in custody after firing a gun during an argument Wednesday afternoon near a Ketchikan school.
In court filings, Ketchikan police say a man told them he was in a parking lot between Schoenbar Middle School and the community’s skatepark when 28-year-old Michael G. Hosley walked up and started yelling. The complaint says Hosley then drew a pistol from his waistband and fired a single shot into the ground. He then fled the scene.
No one was injured in the incident. Class was not in session and police downplayed any threat to the school.
Ketchikan police say officers arrested Hosley at his downtown apartment later that night. Police report confiscating a 9mm pistol and seized a small amount of methamphetamine from the apartment.
Hosley now faces two felony third-degree assault charges and recklessly firing a gun. He’s also charged with drug possession. As of Thursday afternoon, Hosley is lodged at Ketchikan Correctional Center on $10,000 bail. He’s due to appear in court next month. Ketchikan public defenders didn’t return calls for comment.