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Kenai police release details on Tuesday shooting at Home Depot

Posted: July 24, 2013 - 2:20pm

The Kenai Police Department has released details of Tuesday night’s shooting at Home Depot.

According to a press release, Ezekiel Johnston, 25, of Kenai, allegedly shot Cole Sprinkle, 23, of Wasilla, three times with a handgun inflicting life-threatening injuries.

Johnston called 911 at about 6:30 p.m. and told dispatch he was being chased by someone who was going to beat him up.

While officers were responding to Johnston’s call, multiple 911 calls were received about a shooting in the Home Depot parking lot.

Police found that Sprinkle had been driving a white Chevy pickup and pursuing Johnston who was driving a Honda car.

According to the release, the chase ended in the Home Depot parking lot where Sprinkle exited his vehicle and attempted to get in the driver’s side of the Honda.

When he couldn’t gain entry, Sprinkle smashed the driver’s side window with his fist. Johnston allegedly shot Sprinkle three times during that altercation.

Sprinkle was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

Lt. David Ross said no arrests have been made, and the investigation in ongoing.

The release asks that the owner of a blue Ford pickup that may have been parked close to the scene of the shooting call the Kenai Police Department at 907-283-7879.

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