More Details Released Following Tuesday Night Shooting in Kenai

More details are known into the events leading up to last night’s shooting in the City of Kenai. Lt. Dave Ross with the KPD…


Lt. Ross: “At approximately 6:30pm, last night, the Kenai Police Department received a 911 call from a 25-year-old Ezekiel Johnston of Kenai. He indicated that he was being pursued by an individual that was going to beat him up, police officers were responding to that report, when multiple 911 calls were received about a shooting at the Home Depot Parking lot.”


Lt. Ross told us that subsequent investigation revealed that a white Chevy pickup truck, occupied by 23-year-old Cole Sprinkle of Wasilla was pursuing the Honda sedan that was being driven by Johnston.


Lt. Ross: “That pursuit ended in the Home Depot parking lot, Cole Sprinkle approached the driver side of the Honda, attempted to gain entry into the car, then smashed the driver side window with his fist. It was during that altercation that Johnston shot Sprinkle three-times with his handgun. Cole Sprinkle was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation still ongoing.”


Lt. Ross said that as a part of their investigation, KPD crews would like to speak to the owner of a shiny blue Ford pickup that was parked close to the shooting in the parking lot. Anyone with information is urged to contact the KPD at 283-7879

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