An Anchorage man shot in the head early Tuesday outside his Mountain View apartment remains hospitalized and on life support, his mother said Wednesday.
In the meantime, new details emerged in the charges filed Wednesday against Talon Draper, 19, accused of shooting his neighbor, Jermaine Twiley, 22.
According to the charging document, this is what happened: Twiley and his girlfriend were yelling at each other inside an apartment at 3424 Thompson Ave. during the early morning hours Tuesday.
About an hour later, neighbors heard the couple yelling again. The girlfriend was screaming for someone to call 911.
This time, Draper dialed 911. He also got a .22-caliber rifle out of his bedroom closet and loaded it. He went to the door of the family's third-floor apartment -- the door appears to open onto a walkway -- and saw Twiley running down the street.
"He yelled for Twiley to stop and fired his gun twice, striking Twiley in the back of the head," the charges say.
Back inside the apartment, Draper asked his family to call 911 because the man he had shot needed help. Draper told his mother "he screwed up," according to the charges.
Officers found Twiley lying facedown in the street with a gunshot wound to the back of his head, according to the charges ...
Homicide Unit chief Slawomir Markiewicz said Draper told detectives he saw Twiley reach for something while he was in the street and shot in defense of someone else: the girlfriend in the altercation, who was still back at the apartment. Markiewicz said there was no evidence that anyone else was near Twiley, who was unarmed.
You can read the whole story at the link, but ... wow.
So he had time to load his rifle, went outside, and shot the man - who was running away - in the back of the head.
So much fail.