KOTLIK - Alaska State Troopers are investigating a shooting death in the town of Kotlik.
Troopers said the police department there requested the probe after 23-year-old Allen J. Okitkun was killed with a shotgun.
Okitkun's body is being transported to Anchorage for an autopsy.
The Bethel District Attorney is handling the case with crime scene technicians from Fairbanks.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the shooting, troopers said.
Kotlik is a village of 600 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Juneau Empire ©2013. All Rights Reserved.