A Kodiak woman is facing weapons charges after a man suffered a gunshot wound in her home in September.
Shauna McCarthy, 27, is charged with two counts of felony misconduct involving weapons for possessing a firearm and knowing there was a firearm in her home. McCarthy is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess firearms.
On Sept. 26 at around 2:52 p.m., the Kodiak Police, Alaska State Troopers and Coast Guard Investigative Service responded to a gunshot report at a home on Hemlock Street.
The documents state that McCarthy and a man who lived with her were inside the home when a third man was shot. The couple said the third man had assaulted McCarthy and McCarthy’s roommate shot and injured him.
However, when agents and officers spoke to the victim in the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, the victim’s story was different.
According to the documents, law enforcement officers thought drugs were involved in the shooting and obtained numerous warrants to seize the phones and property involved in the case.
At the Hemlock Street home, police recovered black tar heroin, crystalline methamphetamine, marijuana, 5 grams of amphetamine pills and a 9mm Glock 43 semi-automatic handgun along with drug paraphernalia such as pipes, spoons, picks, foils and lighters. They also found heroin in a safe.
According to the documents, McCarthy admitted to knowing the handgun belonged to the man she lived with.
Police also found a video on the man’s phone of McCarthy shooting a semi-automatic handgun earlier in September on the man’s phone.
McCarthy has two previous convictions in Alaska from 2014 and 2018 of theft and criminal mischief respectively.
Under Alaska law, penalties for class C felonies can mean fines of up to $50,000 and up to 5 years in prison.