Tok Man Arrested on Attempted Murder for Red Fox Road Shootout

trooperarrestOne of the men involved in a gunfire incident on Red Fox Road in Tok earlier in the month has been arrested Alaska State Troopers disclosed on Monday.

Troopers report that they made a warrant arrest on 38-year-old Tok resident Benjamin Macmurray for an outstanding no-bail warrant for the original charge of two counts of Attempted Murder and Misconduct Involving Weapons I.

At 11:30 pm on June 3rd, a motorist called Alaska State Troopers and reported that he had been shot at while driving down Red Fox Road in Tok. The motorist, whose identity was not disclosed, reported that the driver, identified as Macmurray, drove past the motorist and came to an abrupt stop in front of him then pulled a handgun and opened fire. The motorist reported to troopers that he had attempted to flee Macmurray, but Macmurray pursued.

The motorist was able to return fire he reported, and Macmurray discontinued his pursuit. 

Macmurray would later contact troopers and report that he had been shot in the arm and was being treated at the Tok Clinic. 

In the investigation, troopers seized both vehicles and all of the weapons involved.

As the investigation progressed, warrants were issued for Macmurray and he was arrested at 2:35 pm on June 19th. He was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded without bail.