Troopers arrest suspect in shooting at Palmer home

Alaska State Troopers say an 18-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting another man in the head at a Palmer residence.

The victim was reported to be in critical but stable condition after the Saturday shooting.

Troopers had responded to a report of a shooting at a Palmer home on the Old Glenn Highway when they arrived to find a 35-year-old man shot in the head. The alleged shooter had fled the scene.

The suspect was later found during a traffic stop.

Troopers say they have recovered the rifle used in the shooting.

The suspect is being held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility without bail.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.