Painting crew argument leads to shooting, assault arrest

An argument between members of an Anchorage painting crew erupted into a shooting that left one man seriously wounded and another under arrest.

Anchorage police say 53-year-old Jeffrey Allen Skillingstad was taken into custody on suspicion of felony assault, weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment.

Police at 10:17 Wednesday took a call of a shooting on Lunar Drive west of Scenic Park Elementary School off Tudor Road.

Police say Skillingstad was part of a three-person crew painting condos.

An argument over painting equipment broke out. Police say Skillingstad shot one co-worker, striking him twice, and fled in a white van. He was arrested on Friendly Lane off Muldoon Road.

Skillingstad was jailed with bail set at $250,000.

Police say the shooting victim is expected to recover.

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