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Press Release

Anchorage Man Indicted for August Shooting

September 23, 2020

(Anchorage, AK) – Today, an Anchorage grand jury indicted 21-year-old Shaun Johnson, Jr., for shooting Willard Outwater on August 19, 2020. Johnson was indicted on one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, and one count of evidence tampering.

If convicted at trial, Johnson faces a sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment for the first-degree assault charge, up to 10 years for the second-degree assault charge, and up to 5 years each for the third-degree assault and evidence tampering charges.

These charges are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Johnson is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned before the Superior Court in Anchorage on September 25, 2020.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay at (907) 269-6300 or patrick.mckay@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact:Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or maria.bahr@alaska.gov.