- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A man and a teenager have been charged with a Fairbanks home invasion that left two people with serious gunshot wounds.

Isaiah Cross, 21, and Chester Clifton Fields Jr., 16, are charged with felony counts of robbery and burglary, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1qfQh5O) reported. Fields, who has been charged as an adult, also faces a felony assault count.

According to police, Cross and Fields about 2 a.m. Feb. 25 went to an apartment at Wedgewood Resort with the intention of robbing occupants of money and drugs.

Fields carried a 9mm handgun, police said. Cross was armed only with a BB gun that looked like a handgun.

The pair entered the apartment with weapons drawn and a gunfight ensued.

Fields fired a shot that wounded a 30-year-old man in the apartment, police said. A bullet lodged in his spine. He is expected to survive.

The apartment resident fired his own weapon, striking Cross several times.

Alaska State Troopers detained Fields a few blocks away. He was carrying a 9mm pistol and the wallet of the man who was shot in the apartment. Troopers arrested him on an unrelated charge.

Questioned by police at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, Fields acknowledged going to the apartment with the intention of committing robbery, police said.

Cross this week was moved from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Online court records did not indicate that Fields is represented by an attorney. Cross is represented by a public defender.


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