Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

Sep 04, 2013 -- 10:30am
- SITKA, Alaska (AP) - A 55-year-old Juneau man has been charged with felony assault after a confrontation in a restroom of a Sitka bar. The Sitka Sentinel reports Richard Davis is charged with hitting another man, brandishing a handgun and firing a shot Sunday afternoon at the busy Pioneer Bar. A second man, 22-year-old Tyler Westlund of Port Townsend, Wash., is charged with felony evidence tampering. Keith Widmyer told police Davis followed him into the bar restroom and struck him without warning. Widmyer says he fought back but fled when Davis pulled out a handgun. He says he heard a gunshot as he ran out. A bullet was recovered from the bathroom. Police say Davis gave the gun to Westlund, a deckhand on Davis' boat. A gun has not been recovered.

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