Crooked Creek Man Charged with Attempted Murder

A man is under arrest after shooting at people in the middle Kuskokwim village of Crooked Creek, Wednesday.

Aniak-based Alaska State Troopers received a report that Moses Alfred John of Crooked Creek was shooting at people on the riverbank near a fish cutting area.

They say the 30-year-old shot his rifle from his boat towards three adults and three children.

Moses said he was attempting to kill one of the adults whom he had attempted to assault with knives earlier. Troopers say a knife pierced an item of clothing, but nobody was injured. Troopers say in their report Moses was intoxicated.

He was arrested and transported to Bethel where he was jailed without bail. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon. He’s charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct involving weapons.

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Daysha Eaton, KMXT - Kodiak
Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.