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A former Village Police Officer who was recently banished from Akiak, and was threatened with eviction proceedings from teacher housing, has now left town.

Bruce "Gotor" Morgan, age 24, was killed in Aniak on Sunday.
Courtesy of Audrey Leary.

In the aftermath of a harrowing fatal shooting incident in Aniak, Joseph Yaska told State Troopers that “he was just so angry and he didn’t know why.” That’s according to a recent affidavit - one of several court documents that reveal further details about what happened early Sunday morning.

Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center
Aleina Tanabe / KYUK

A succession of state corrections officials have filed through Bethel, investigating what led to the escape of two inmates from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center this weekend. The duo fled through a storm grate and were apprehended after less than 24 hours. KYUK spoke with Commissioner of Corrections Dean Williams on Tuesday about the response to the jailbreak, and what’s being done to secure the prison.

Bruce "Gotor" Morgan, age 24, was shot and killed in his truck in Aniak on Sunday morning.
Courtesy of Audrey Leary.

The community of Aniak is struggling to recover from a recent shooting spree that saw bullets flying though town and left one resident dead and several wounded.

In Aniak, one person is dead and another wounded in what appears to have been a violent crime spree.

About 24 hours after their escape from the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center, Wilson Beaver and Carl Konig are back in custody.

Wilson Beaver, age 43, and Carl Konig, age 31, escaped from Bethel's Yukon Kuskokwim Correction Center this morning.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

According State Troopers, Wilson Beaver and Carl Konig escaped from Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center this morning by wriggling their way through a storm grate.

Wilson Beaver, age 43, escaped from jail Saturday morning. He is a convicted sex offender and is considered very dangerous.
Courtesy of State Trooper Nicholas Hayes.

Two inmates are suspected to have escaped from Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center and should be considered very dangerous.

Akiak residents confront Jacques Cooper, who multiple community members claim sold alcohol and marijuana illegally.
Courtesy of Mike Williams Sr.

Two weeks ago, Jacques Cooper was banished from Akiak by the local Native tribe. Now, the Tuluksak tribe might banish him too.

Akiak Native Community Chief Ivan M. Ivan confronts Jacques Cooper at his home on Sunday, August 20.
Courtesy of Mike Williams Sr.

On August 10, Akiak’s Tribal Council banished Jacques Cooper from their community. According to Tribal Council Member Mike Williams Sr., the vote was unanimous.