North Pole man fatally shot in attempted robbery on Santa Claus Lane

NORTH POLE, Alaska — This reads like a Christmas nightmare. A man involved in an attempted robbery in North Pole, Alaska, was killed Wednesday -- on North Santa Claus Lane.

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In a news release, the North Pole Police Department said that Adam Selid, 18, was shot during a gun sale that turned into an attempted robbery, KTUU-TV reported. The shooting took place in the parking lot near a Taco Bell at North Santa Claus Lane, according to the television station.

Selid and Dalen Davis, 19, met with the seller and agreed to purchase the weapons at about 11:32 p.m. local time, KTVF-TV reported. According to police, Selid then pulled out a handgun and threatened the seller, according to the television station.

After a struggle, the seller produced his own weapon and fired one shot that struck Selid in the abdomen, KTUU reported.

Selid was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, the television station reported.

Davis was charged with robbery and manslaughter, according to KTUU.

The person who was selling the firearms and shot at Selid has not been charged, the television station reported.

Davis was booked “because he knowingly engaged in conduct that resulted in the death of another person,” police said.