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Police release details on shooting

Posted: July 24, 2013 - 10:43am  |  Updated: July 24, 2013 - 3:49pm

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 the occupant of a white Chevy pickup and was pursuing Johnston who was driving a Honda car.
 
According to the release, the chase ended in the Home Depot parking lot where Sprinkle exited the pickup 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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spwright 08/02/13 - 08:41 am
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Follow the Thread

8/2/13 JOAT Back Up & Read the post that You have made.
YOU made the first arrogant Insults & turned the discussion to Ugly.
It's right there in black & white, written proof that You started the Drama.
I did not state one negative word towards You until You made statements about Me serving on Jury Duty.
Read Your Own Words SPW

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radiokenai 08/02/13 - 02:35 pm
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SPW

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Wow...you are sure all over the place on this one! I sure feel sorry for the 7 people you Convicted over and the 3 you Grand Jury Victims you undoubtedly charged!

I cracked up laughing on how you snap out on people that are "Running on Assumptions" while you ENTIRE comments are a bunch of ASSumptions!

I didn't know Airborne Units let kooks in their ranks...

shyeene
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shyeene 08/04/13 - 01:44 am
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Shooter

The shooter is one of our local boys. He is a good kid. His family is local. They are a good family. We need to remember that when we are commenting in a local paper. This boy did what he needed to do to protect himself. He was chased. He contacted police. The Wasilla man was chasing him and driving recklessly. He was threatened. He pulled into the parking lot, the police department was right around the corner and the police were in route. The Wasilla man jumped out of his vehicle, tried to get in the car and then busted in the driver side window. I would have shot him too. You could not expect this man to sit patiently by getting the tar beat out of him while he waited for the police to arrive. And if you saw this event, then you have to realize how irrational the Wasilla man's behavior was. This was not a man in his right mind. He was out to hurt Ezekiel and possibly would have killed him. I think even in a case of self defense, the knowledge that you shot someone just has to eat you up inside. We need to have a bit more empathy and compassion here. This is not a stranger. He is one of our own and all he did was protect himself.

shyeene
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shyeene 08/04/13 - 01:44 am
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Shooter

The shooter is one of our local boys. He is a good kid. His family is local. They are a good family. We need to remember that when we are commenting in a local paper. This boy did what he needed to do to protect himself. He was chased. He contacted police. The Wasilla man was chasing him and driving recklessly. He was threatened. He pulled into the parking lot, the police department was right around the corner and the police were in route. The Wasilla man jumped out of his vehicle, tried to get in the car and then busted in the driver side window. I would have shot him too. You could not expect this man to sit patiently by getting the tar beat out of him while he waited for the police to arrive. And if you saw this event, then you have to realize how irrational the Wasilla man's behavior was. This was not a man in his right mind. He was out to hurt Ezekiel and possibly would have killed him. I think even in a case of self defense, the knowledge that you shot someone just has to eat you up inside. We need to have a bit more empathy and compassion here. This is not a stranger. He is one of our own and all he did was protect himself.

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