Subject: Shots fired leads to arrest for misconduct weapons
Date: 2019-11-28
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #191128-004

On 11/28/19, at about 1:30 AM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a man in the area of 8600 Teal Street, who was armed with a gun. The caller reported the man fired two shots from gun, at a 57-year-old male who was attempting to leave the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located the 57-year-old male who was involved in the shooting, as well as a 34-year-old female. No injuries were reported in the shooting. The 57-year-old male was not cooperative and responding officers obtained contradicting statements from witnesses about the events of the shooting. The suspect in the shooting was identified as 47-year-old Juneau resident, Kenneth Wade Poplasky.

The investigation showed that the 34-year-old female and the 57-year-old male had gone to Poplasky's resident, which is located in the 8600 block of Teal Street. Poplasky was reported to be intoxicated and became upset at the 34-year-old female and 57-year-old male, asking them to leave the residence. While the 57-year-old male was leaving the residence, it was reported that Poplasky pulled out a gun and fired two shots at the 57-year-old male. Nobody was reported to be injured during the altercation. Alcohol and controlled substances appear to be a factor in the cause of the shooting.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Poplasky's residence and located Poplasky inside. Poplasky was placed under arrest for three counts of misconduct weapons. A handgun was located in Poplasky's possession at the time of arrest.

Poplasky was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correction Center and held on $5,000 bail.


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