KODIAK, Alaska — The uncle of a 28-year-old man shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Kodiak home says his nephew was attempting to rescue a friend who was being held against her will.
Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Tim DeSpain says Justen Nixon, 28, was killed at about 3:18 a.m. by multiple gunshot wounds at a tri-plex on Spruce Cape Road.
"They were called to the residence to pick up a friend of Justen," said Justen's uncle James Nixon. "The gentleman at the residence did not want the girl to leave. And then they finally got him to open the door to let them in to get the girl, and that's when the altercation happened and the gunfire started."
DeSpain says troopers initially received a call about a fight at a party. According to James Nixon, Justen and his brother Jared Nixon both responded to the call from the residence.