Talkeetna man shot and killed at downtown bar

Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010

TALKEETNA - Alaska State Troopers say a 53-year-old Talkeetna man was shot and killed at a downtown bar Friday night. Another Talkeetna man has been charged with his death.

Dirk Fast died at the bar after the shooting occurred inside Latitude 62 at about 9:15 p.m. Forty-year-old Samuel E. Clark has been charged with first-degree murder.

Clark left the bar in a vehicle after the shooting. Responding troopers from both the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers spotted his vehicle on the Talkeetna Spur, where they stopped him and took him into custody about 15 minutes after the shooting.

Clark was sent to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on Saturday where his bail has been set at $500,000 plus a third-party custody requirement.

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