Armed with a .223-caliber rifle, a Kake man opened fire on a Secon construction company trailer from the driver’s seat of his Chevrolet pickup early Thursday morning, nearly striking at least several of the eight crew members inside the trailer.
According to according to Alaska State Troopers, 46-year-old Jacob Jonah Hallingstad of Kake intentionally shot at the construction company trailer numerous times. Hallingstad was driving next to the Kake Tribal Trailer Court.
Troopers received a report of the shooting at 12:53 a.m. Thursday. State Troopers and an Alaska Wildlife Trooper responded to Kake, arrested Hallingstad and took him to Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau to await arraignment.
Prior to the shooting, Hallingstad allegedly entered the Secon trailer without permission and assaulted a male occupant, according to a trooper investigation. In a follow-up email to the Empire, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote that the person assaulted is “okay” and did not require medical treatment.
There were additional witnesses other than the men in the trailer, Peters wrote. Troopers believe the shooting was intentional because of Hallingstad’s involvement in the assault immediately prior to the shooting, Peters wrote.
Hallingstad was arrested on multiple assault and weapons misconduct charges. He faces charges including misconduct involving weapons 1, criminal mischief 3, six counts of assault 3 and one count of assault 4.