- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on first degree murder charges being filed in a Kodiak shooting (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A 28-year-old Washington state man was charged Monday with first-degree murder following a shooting on a fishing boat moored in a Kodiak harbor.

Kodiak police in a statement say Matt Bowe was arrested after the early Sunday morning incident on the fishing vessel Katherine, moored in Saint Herman Harbor.

Police identified the man killed as 25-year-old Welton Daniel Albers of Houston, who goes by the nickname “Dan.”

Police say he and Bowe shared a bunkroom on the boat, and that Bowe claimed to officers he shot in self-defense. Police didn’t provide any other information about a motive for the shooting.

A message left with Bowe’s public defender wasn’t immediately returned Monday to The Associated Press following his first appearance in court.

Police say Albers appeared to have been shot several times in the torso and arm. Officers found a loaded assault rifle near the victim and an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun on the back deck. Albers was rushed to Providence Kodiak Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


8:20 a.m.

Police in Kodiak have arrested Washington state man suspected in a shooting death at a city harbor.

The Kodiak Police Department in an announcement says the 28-year-old suspect is in custody on suspicion of first-degree murder. Online court documents on the incident had not been filed as of early Monday.

Police say they received a report at 12:40 a.m. Sunday that a man had been shot at Saint Herman Harbor.

Officers found a 28-year-old man bleeding from several gunshot wounds. Several witnesses also were on hand.

The wounded man was rushed to Providence Kodiak Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released because his next of kin had not been notified.

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