Alaska Man Held on $10 Million Bond in Supermarket Shooting that Killed 1, Injured Another

A gunman who killed one and injured another at an Alaska grocery store on Sunday is being held on a $10 million bond, the Associated Press reported.

Joshua Eric Butcher, 41, was charged with first-degree murder after Sunday's shooting at a Safeway grocery store in Fairbanks. Police said he turned himself in minutes after the shooting. He is being held at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Butcher was appointed a public defender and appeared Monday afternoon for arraignment.

According to a criminal complaint signed by Fairbanks police investigator Caleb Reuter, authorities allege Butcher fired multiple shots with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at a man outside the store.

Butcher then continued into the store, where he "fired multiple shots toward the north side of the store, causing multiple people to take cover and flee," the complaint says.

Police officers found the first victim, a 41-year-old man, unresponsive on the sidewalk. He was later pronounced dead at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Officers found the second victim, a 24-year-old man, shot in the foot behind the customer service desk. He has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Police have not identified a motive in the shooting, the department said in a statement.

Fairbanks District Attorney Joseph Dallaire said he anticipates at least one other charge will be filed against Butcher.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

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Signage with logo for Safeway supermarkets, September, 2016. Getty Images

Authorities said Monday Butcher didn't break stride from the sidewalk into the store where he sprayed the building with gunfire.

About 11 minutes after the shooting, police said they received a call from Butcher who said he was outside the police department. He said he had been at Safeway, and officers could come outside and arrest him, according to the statement. He also said he would not answer questions without an attorney present.

Police said he matched the description of the shooter and had an empty gun holster and empty magazine holders on him.

While detectives processed the grocery store scene they "observed multiple firearm magazines and multiple spent and unspent 9mm rounds," the statement says. Teal Soden, a police spokesperson, declined to detail how many shots were fired.

Security camera footage shows a man approaching the entrance of the store and shooting the 41-year-old man in the stomach as he was leaving the store, the statement says. The video footage then shows the gunman continuing into the store with a firearm in his hand.

He walked behind the registers, heading north in the building but then turned around and headed out the same entrance he entered, the statement says. It wasn't immediately clear how long he was in the store.

"All of the camera footage is still being reviewed closely but right now we know the first victim's shooting was clearly on video," Soden said in an email to The Associated Press. "We'll need to review more before we definitely say whether the second victim's shooting was clearly on video or not."