Lemeta shooting

The scene of a shooting at 1014 O'Connor Rd. that resulted in minor injuries and a suspect at large Friday afternoon, March 8, 2019. Eric Engman/News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — No one has been arrested or charged with the shooting and injuring of a man last week in the Lemeta Subdivision, but a witness has been taken into custody for allegedly getting in the way of the investigation.

Alyssa Renee Sharrah, 23, was arrested Friday on charges of hindering prosecution and evidence tampering, both low-level felonies. 

Fairbanks police responded to a report of the shooting at 5:25 a.m. Friday on O’Connor Road. The shooter fled the scene and the victim was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. 

While investigating the shooting, police concluded that the victim’s cell phone was a key piece of evidence, but found that it was missing. Police eventually found that Sharrah had the phone, but only after getting the number from the victim and calling it to make it ring, officer Jason Pace wrote in the complaint. 

“Through her contact with FPD officers and detectives, the defendant had almost two and a half hours to advise officers that she had the cell phone. She was asked multiple times if she specifically knew where the phone was or if she had the phone. Further, the defendant attempted to leave the crime scene with the cell phone.” 

Sharrah was also charged with violating release conditions from an October case in which she faces heroin and methamphetamine distribution charges. 

As of Monday afternoon, no one had been arrested for committing the shooting, said police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch. 

Contact Outdoors Editor Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMoutdoors

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