Category Archives: Alaska

Killed – Ryan Tamborrino (Anchorage, AK)

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Twenty-seven-year-old Bonnie Degenstein made her first court appearance Saturday afternoon at the Anchorage jail, less than a day after police arrested the woman on a second-degree murder charge following a 911 call to report she had accidentally shot her boyfriend.

A magistrate judge set bail at $300,000 due to the severity of the charge. Second-degree murder is an unclassified felony that carries up to a 99-year sentence and a half-million-dollar fine. Degenstein faces a presumptive minimum sentence of 10 to 20 years for her alleged crime.

Police say Degenstein called Anchorage Police Department dispatch at 10:16 p.m. Friday. She said she and Ryan Tamborrino, 24, had been drinking and “playing with a guns” at a residence near midtown and that she’d accidentally shot him.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131207/anchorage-woman-charged-boyfriends-fatal-shooting

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/local/Developing-Shooting-death-investigation-underway-234882031.html

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/woman-arrested-for-murder-in-drinking-partners-death/23372074

http://www.ktva.com/arrest-made-in-deadly-midtown-shooting/

http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/local/Developing-Shooting-death-investigation-underway-234882031.html?m=y&smobile=y

Killed – Genghis Muskox (Cooper Landing, AK)

Genghis Muskox

An Anchorage doctor’s 30-year-old son accused in a Dec. 5 murder in Cooper Landing is to be released from jail on $1 million bail. Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet made the ruling Wednesday in the case of Paul Vermillion, a disabled veteran of the Iraq war.

The unemployed Vermillion was living in his family’s Kenai Lake summer home at the time he killed his friend Genghis Muskox there.

Vermillion was subsequently charged with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty. Authorities have offered no possible motive for Muskox’s alleged murder.

Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Cooper Landing man on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a California man at his home reported early Thursday.

Troopers have identified the deceased as 27-year-old Genghis Muskox, following notification of his next of kin. The Associated Press says his presence in Alaska can be tracked back to a nonresident sport fishing license he was issued in 2003.

According to a Thursday AST dispatch, troopers responded to the home of suspect Paul Vermillion, 30, after he called Soldotna troopers at about 2 a.m. Thursday.

“(Vermillion) stated that there had been an altercation at his residence off of Snug Harbor road in Cooper Landing, and an adult male was deceased,” troopers wrote. “Based upon initial observation and evidence obtained at the scene, it appears that (Muskox) suffered a gunshot wound that may have contributed to his death.”

http://www.adn.com/article/20140123/man-accused-killing-genghis-muskox-released-bail

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/cooper-landing-man-arrested-for-murder-after-altercation/23341338

http://www.adn.com/article/20140109/strange-too-short-life-genghis-muskox

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-26/family-of-victim-responds-to-vermillion-bail

http://www.thesewardphoenixlog.com/story/2014/01/02/local/trial-set-for-cooper-landing-man/2199.html

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/man-arraigned-in-death-at-cooper-landing-home/article_a390b3c6-6e8a-11e3-8ba9-0019bb30f31a.html

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Anthony Torres (Wasilla, AK)

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Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found shot inside a home in the Meadow Lakes area outside Wasilla on Sunday.

Both were shot in the head and a pistol was found next to the man, troopers said an a report posted online.

They were identified as Natasha Clark, 32, and Anthony Torres, 41.

The shootings happened in a cabin off Sylvan Road, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

Clark and Torres knew each other and were involved in a relationship, Peters said.

A family member called troopers around 9 a.m. Sunday after going to the cabin and “becoming suspicious” that something was wrong, Peters said. The victims’ vehicles were parked at the property but it didn’t look like anyone was home.

Troopers said they found the two people dead inside when they arrived.

“Investigation revealed both parties suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the head. A pistol was found at the scene next to Torres,” troopers wrote.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131104/two-found-shot-death-inside-wasilla-area-home

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/deaths-of-man-woman-at-wasilla-residence-under-investigation/22791610

http://www.adn.com/article/20131106/troopers-call-meadow-lakes-deaths-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.frontiersman.com/news/found-shot-to-death/article_8815d5ee-4587-11e3-a226-0019bb2963f4.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/the-gun-report-november-5-2013/?_r=0

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?pid=167930846

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=natasha-clark&pid=167928310&referrer=1898

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Natasha Clark (Wasilla, AK)

Natasha Clark

Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found shot inside a home in the Meadow Lakes area outside Wasilla on Sunday.

Both were shot in the head and a pistol was found next to the man, troopers said an a report posted online.

They were identified as Natasha Clark, 32, and Anthony Torres, 41.

The shootings happened in a cabin off Sylvan Road, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

Clark and Torres knew each other and were involved in a relationship, Peters said.

A family member called troopers around 9 a.m. Sunday after going to the cabin and “becoming suspicious” that something was wrong, Peters said. The victims’ vehicles were parked at the property but it didn’t look like anyone was home.

Troopers said they found the two people dead inside when they arrived.

“Investigation revealed both parties suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the head. A pistol was found at the scene next to Torres,” troopers wrote.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131104/two-found-shot-death-inside-wasilla-area-home

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/deaths-of-man-woman-at-wasilla-residence-under-investigation/22791610

http://www.adn.com/article/20131106/troopers-call-meadow-lakes-deaths-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.frontiersman.com/news/found-shot-to-death/article_8815d5ee-4587-11e3-a226-0019bb2963f4.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/the-gun-report-november-5-2013/?_r=0

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?pid=167930846

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=natasha-clark&pid=167928310&referrer=1898

Killed – Jose Cortez (Anchorage, AK)

Jose Cortez

Press Release

October 28 and 30, 2013

Contact: Jennifer Castro

APD Public Information Officer

786-8571 Office

Subject: APD Investigates Shooting Death at Motel 6

Case: 13-47210

Update on 0ct. 30, 2013: Anchorage Police are releasing the identity of the young adult male who died after a shooting at Motel 6 on Sunday night. The young adult male has been identified as 25-year-old Jose Cortez. His next of kin have been notified. The investigation is still ongoing to determine whether the shooting was accidental or intentional and whether any suspect(s) were involved.

Original Release Oct. 28, 2013:

APD Detectives are investigating a shooting which resulted in the death of a young adult male last night at the Motel 6 located at 5000 A St. APD Dispatch received a call at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013 by an employee of the motel reporting a shooting in one of the rooms. When police responded they discovered a deceased male who had been shot in an upper level room. The APD Crime Scene Team and detectives were called out to investigate the incident. At this time, APD has not determined whether the shooting was intentional or accidental, and who fired the weapon

Anchorage police have identified a man shot dead in a Midtown hotel room Sunday night.

He is Jose Cortez, 25, police said Wednesday. Officers found Cortez dead after an employee of the Motel 6 at 5000 A Street called 911 to report hearing a single gunshot from an upstairs room about 10:15 p.m. Sunday, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said.

There were others in the room, Castro said, but so far nobody has been charged in connection to the case. An autopsy would answer some questions about Cortez’s death, including whether the shooting was intentional, accidental or if another person was involved, Castro said.

http://www.muni.org/Departments/police/PressReleases/Pages/APDInvestigatesShootingDeathatMotel6.aspx

http://www.adn.com/article/20131030/police-id-man-killed-gunshot-midtown-anchorage-hotel

http://www.adn.com/article/20131030/victim-identified-anchorage-motel-6-shooting

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/name-of-man-shot-dead-in-anchorage-motel-released/article_3798150c-426f-11e3-884c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/anchorage-police-identify-motel-6-shooting-victim/22724716

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=jose-cortez&pid=167808636&referrer=1898

http://mydeathspace.com/article/2013/11/16/Jose_Cortez_(25)_was_shot_to_death_at_a_Motel_6

Killed – Jonathan Granger (Soldotna, AK)

Jonathan Granger

A 19-year-old Soldotna man died, as paramedics tried to save him, from a gunshot wound he sustained while hunting alone, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Sunday.

Jonathan Granger was hunting off Isaak Road near mile 98 of the Sterling Highway Sunday afternoon, Peters said, when something went wrong. He called family to say that he was hurt.

When paramedics called by family members arrived around 2:30 p.m. Sunday they found Granger conscious and lucid.

“He was talking when we got there but died at the scene,” Peters said.

Granger had a torso wound, she said.

The family called paramedics at 2:46pm, who found Granger has sustained a gunshot wound to the torso.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131027/troopers-soldotna-hunter-dies-gunshot-wound

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-27/man-dies-from-gunshot-wound-while-hunting

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/soldotna-man-dies-in-kenai-peninsula-hunting-accident/22670564

http://radiokenai.net/soldotna-teen-dies-in-hunting-accident/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/the-gun-report-october-29-2013/?_r=0

http://mydeathspace.com/article/2013/11/14/Jonathan_Granger_(19)_accidentally_shot

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jonathan-C.-Granger-96679251_himself_while_hunting

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsulaclarion/obituary.aspx?pid=167788015

https://www.facebook.com/InLovingMemoryofGranger

Killed – Girl – Marina Rybak (Delta Junction, AK)

Marina Rybak

A 6-year-old boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl with a pellet gun at a birthday party in Delta Junction on Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

The girl, identified by troopers as Marina Rybak, was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Saturday with a gunshot wound to her neck. Troopers were notified of her death at 9:19 p.m., according to the dispatch.

Another child at the birthday party had gotten a hold of the pellet gun and given it to the boy, said trooper spokesman Megan Peters. The gun belonged to a relative of the boy.

“The six year old was taking the gun back in the house when he pulled the trigger,” Peters wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “He didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

The children ran inside and told the mother of the 6-year-old what had happened right away, Peters said.

The name of the 6-year-old has not been released.

More details were released Sunday afternoon surrounding the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot with a pellet gun by a 6-year-old in the Interior community of Delta Junction, 95 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. Alaska State Troopers reported they received a report of the shooting shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, and that the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131027/boy-6-fatally-shoots-girl-12-pellet-gun-delta-junction

http://www.adn.com/article/20131027/girl-12-dies-after-being-shot-neck-boy-6-birthday-party

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/troopers–year-old-delta-girl-dies-from-pellet-gun/article_21599140-3f53-11e3-8aa0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478937/Alaska-boy-6-fatally-shoots-girl-12-pellet-gun.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/the-gun-report-december-12-2013/?_r=0

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/delta-junction-girl-12-dies-after-being-shot-by-boy-6-with-pellet-gun/22660270

http://www.deltawindonline.com/news/local/article_fd2c15c4-473e-11e3-922d-001a4bcf6878.html

http://news.deltanewsweb.com/news/2013/11/05/marina-rybak-memorial-service/

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119878039

Killed – Sean Mulgrew (Anchorage, AK)

Sean Mulgrew

A 36-year-old Anchorage man was found shot to death in an alley in the Fairview neighborhood early Sunday, police said.

By the end of the day, a 73-year-old resident of a nearby apartment complex had been arrested for murder.

Police say the killing appears to be drug-related.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Ingra Street at 3:30 a.m. Sunday after a report of gunfire, said APD spokeswoman Dani Myren Sunday.

Shortly after shots were fired, witnesses reported seeing one man run out of a tan fourplex apartment at 915 Ingra Street and get in a blue sedan.

Another man, identified by police as Sean Mulgrew, was seen running from the apartment down an alley, leaving a trail of blood behind him.

Mulgrew succumbed to gunshot wounds in the alley near Juneau Street, police said.

Police arriving on the scene followed the blood trail to the apartment of Johnie Jones, 73.

Anchorage police say 73-year-old Johnie Jones shot and killed 36-year-old Sean Mulgrew early Sunday. Jones is facing charges of murder in the second degree, manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

The attorney for a 73-year-old man accused of shooting to death a California man at a Fairview apartment early Sunday says the case is about self-defense.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131020/police-arrest-suspect-73-fatal-fairview-shooting

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/accused-killer-faces-judge-as-fairview-comes-to-terms-with-murder/22559496

http://www.adn.com/article/20131022/73-year-old-accused-murder-claims-self-defense-lawyer-says

http://www.alaskanfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1160257

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/year-old-anchorage-man-charged-in-shooting/article_a448012a-3a78-11e3-9dbd-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.muni.org/Departments/police/PressReleases/Pages/VictimNamedandManArrestedin9thandIngraHomicide.aspx

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?pid=167994432

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sean-mulgrew&pid=167990241&referrer=1898

Killed – Tommy Patton (Fairbanks, AK)

Tommy Patton

FAIRBANKS — No arrests were made Monday in the weekend shooting death of a 29-year-old man northeast of Fairbanks, as Alaska State Troopers continue to examine evidence while they consider a self-defense claim.

Tommy Patton was killed by a gunshot at his Tungsten Trail home. The incident was reported to troopers at 12:16 a.m. Sunday. Although it was listed by troopers as a homicide, the man who shot Patton said he acted in self-defense.

http://m.newsminer.com/news/local_news/no-arrest-monday-in-fatal-fairbanks-shooting/article_3dc86ef6-3af2-11e3-8313-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/no-arrest-monday-in-fatal-fairbanks-shooting/article_3dc86ef6-3af2-11e3-8313-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/selfdefense-claimed-in-shooting-of-fairbanks-man/22542904

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/troopers-fairbanks-man-killed-in-shooting/22535476

http://alaska-native-news.com/fairbanks-man-fatally-shot-at-home-early-sunday-morning-8932

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/the-gun-report-october-23-2013/?_r=0

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?pid=167930849

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Tommy-Patton-96645454

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Nita Kilapsuk (Chugiak, AK)

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A few minutes after a woman frantically called police for help early Thursday morning from a ramshackle dwelling in a junk-strewn Chugiak lot, arriving officers found her dead along with her boyfriend. An initial investigation determined she was the victim in a murder-suicide.

The residence where police found Nita Kilapsuk, 40, and Michael Hagood, 49, dead of gunshot wounds was a retired People Mover bus displaying “Bus out of Service” on its route indicator.

Police said Kilapsuk was from the North Slope village of Nuiqsut. Hagood owned the 0.9-acre Chugiak lot at 21715 Valley Ave. where the bus was parked.

Just after 4 a.m., Kilapsuk called 911 and told a dispatcher that Hagood, her boyfriend, was holding her against her will and had a gun, police said. Anchorage Police Sgt. Mike Couturier said that as police were rushing to the scene, the dispatcher tried to calm Hagood.

Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said that throughout the call, it sounded like the phone was being passed between the couple. She said the dispatcher tried to convince Hagood to put the gun on the floor and leave the bus.

Then the phone went dead.

Couturier said police don’t know if someone hung up or the cellphone connection was lost. But a minute later, the officers who reached the scene heard two gunshots.

Couturier said Hagood shot Kilapsuk and then shot himself.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131017/2-dead-chugiak-murder-suicide-police-say

http://www.alaskastar.com/Alaska-Star/October-Issue-4-2013/Two-dead-in-Chugiak-shooting/

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/apd-investigating-deaths-of-2-people-at-chugiak-residence/22485570

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/man-shot-to-death-in-fairview/22532854

http://www.adn.com/article/20131017/anchorage-police-say-pair-deaths-chugiak-was-murder-suicide

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/anchorage-police-chugiak-deaths-were-homicide-suicide/article_49748d54-379e-11e3-92c8-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.muni.org/Departments/police/PressReleases/Pages/APDConductingDeathInvestigationinChugiak.aspx

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=nita-kilapsuk&pid=167662908&referrer=1898

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Michael Hagood (Chugiak, AK)

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A few minutes after a woman frantically called police for help early Thursday morning from a ramshackle dwelling in a junk-strewn Chugiak lot, arriving officers found her dead along with her boyfriend. An initial investigation determined she was the victim in a murder-suicide.

The residence where police found Nita Kilapsuk, 40, and Michael Hagood, 49, dead of gunshot wounds was a retired People Mover bus displaying “Bus out of Service” on its route indicator.

Police said Kilapsuk was from the North Slope village of Nuiqsut. Hagood owned the 0.9-acre Chugiak lot at 21715 Valley Ave. where the bus was parked.

Just after 4 a.m., Kilapsuk called 911 and told a dispatcher that Hagood, her boyfriend, was holding her against her will and had a gun, police said. Anchorage Police Sgt. Mike Couturier said that as police were rushing to the scene, the dispatcher tried to calm Hagood.

Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said that throughout the call, it sounded like the phone was being passed between the couple. She said the dispatcher tried to convince Hagood to put the gun on the floor and leave the bus.

Then the phone went dead.

Couturier said police don’t know if someone hung up or the cellphone connection was lost. But a minute later, the officers who reached the scene heard two gunshots.

Couturier said Hagood shot Kilapsuk and then shot himself.

http://www.adn.com/article/20131017/2-dead-chugiak-murder-suicide-police-say

http://www.alaskastar.com/Alaska-Star/October-Issue-4-2013/Two-dead-in-Chugiak-shooting/

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/apd-investigating-deaths-of-2-people-at-chugiak-residence/22485570

http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/man-shot-to-death-in-fairview/22532854

http://www.adn.com/article/20131017/anchorage-police-say-pair-deaths-chugiak-was-murder-suicide

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/anchorage-police-chugiak-deaths-were-homicide-suicide/article_49748d54-379e-11e3-92c8-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.muni.org/Departments/police/PressReleases/Pages/APDConductingDeathInvestigationinChugiak.aspx

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary-preview.aspx?n=nita-kilapsuk&pid=167662908&referrer=1898

Killed – Toddler – Kyle Moses (Tununak, AK)

Kyle Moses1

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Tununak man charged with murder in the Thursday death of his 2-year-old son allegedly shot him after setting a midnight deadline for the child’s mother to answer a phone, according to court documents.

Edward Moses, 24, faces first-degree charges of murder and robbery in the shooting of Kyle Moses.

On 9/13/13 at 12:52am, Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received the report of a child death. Troopers respond to the village to investigate the cause and circumstances of the death. While investigators were in Tununak, they were made aware of a barricaded subject. Troopers have now made contact with the subject and are currently interviewing the subject in regards to the death of the child.

http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-09-16/edward-moses_42123373

http://www.adn.com/article/20130914/tununak-man-charged-killing-his-2-year-old-son

http://kyuk.org/tununak-man-charged-with-killing-his-toddler/

http://www.deltadiscovery.com/story/2013/09/18/crime/tragic-death-in-tununak/1556.html

http://www.adn.com/article/20130914/alaskan-father-charged-murdering-2-year-old-son

http://www.thetundradrums.com/story/2013/09/19/local/man-charged-with-sons-murder/848.html

Killed – Male Teen (Kodiak, AK)

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A Kodiak teenage boy is reported to be in critical condition after sustaining a shotgun wound Sunday night at a home on Woody Way Loop, and Police Chief T.C. Kamai says another teen is in custody, charged with first-degree assault.

The 16-year-old victim was visiting in the home of the 15-year-old boy when the shooting occurred.

“Well at about 8:47 last night, officers were called to a residence on Woody Way Loop for a report that a 16-year-old boy had been accidentally shot by another boy,” Kamai said. “When police arrived, they found a 16-year-old male victim who sustained the gunshot wound. He was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in critical condition.”

This (Monday) morning Kamai said it’s his understanding the injured boy had been transported to Anchorage for additional care.

The chief said department detectives are now on the case.

“Detectives were called in and they began their investigation,” he said. “We’ve recovered the firearm that was involved in the shooting.”

Chief Kamai said there may be additional charges brought against the 15-year-old later. He was taken into custody without incident and is lodged at Kodiak Jail. Because he is a juvenile, the Kamai would not release his identity

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013/07/16-year-old-alaska-teen-shot-by-friend.html

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/07/18/teenage-kodiak-shooting-victim-dies-of-wounds/

http://www.kmxt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4859&Itemid=2

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/kodiak-teenager-in-critical-condition-after-shooting-nd-teen-charged/article_092f81a8-ed94-11e2-ba60-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/police–year-old-kodiak-boy-dies-after-shooting/article_42124d4e-eff5-11e2-90e7-0019bb30f31a.html

Killed – Kenneth John (Fairview, AK)

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An Anchorage police officer shot and killed a blade-wielding man during a traffic stop Monday night in Fairview, police say.

Kenneth John, of Anchorage, is the third person killed by city police this year. Officers shot his cousin to death, also in Fairview, in April. Police had found no connection between the two shootings Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.

The latest encounter began at about 6:30 p.m. when an officer stopped John’s Chevrolet Blazer on 12th Avenue, near Hyder Street, said spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. John stepped out of the vehicle and approached the officer’s car, she said.

“In each hand, the driver was holding a knife or a bladed weapon,” Castro said.

The officer, who police have not publicly named, retreated to the rear of the car and commanded John to stop or drop the weapons, she said. When John continued to approach, the officer opened fire, Castro said.

Family members say Kenneth John, fatally shot by APD last night in ‪#‎Fairview‬, was the cousin of Detlef Wulf, who was shot and killed by APD officers outside the Fairview Carrs Safeway April 5: http://schurz.co/9kbv4d ‪#‎ktuu‬

http://www.adn.com/2013/06/25/2952698/man-shot-by-anchorage-police-dies.html

http://www.adn.com/2013/06/27/2955888/officer-in-fairview-shooting-identified.html

http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-06-26/apd-investigators_40215947

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130625/two-cousins-western-alaska-shot-dead-same-neighborhood-police

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/killed-detlef-wulf-anchorage-ak/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Lynda Moore (Soldotna, AK)

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A recently divorced Soldotna couple was found dead Tuesday as a result of an apparent murder-suicide in the Kenai Peninsula city’s Skyline neighborhood, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Someone in the area heard gunshots about 5 p.m. and called troopers, who discovered Earl D. Moore, 69, and Lynda Moore, 66, dead outside a home, a troopers spokeswoman said.

The Moores divorced in April, according to court records.

“The assault appeared to have initiated in the driveway of the residence, with both individuals found deceased near the property line of the residence and the roadway,” a written statement from troopers says. “So far the investigation is showing that this is a domestic incident, due to the evidence collected on scene. However, nothing is being ruled out just yet pending the results of an autopsy.”

Evidence gathered in the case indicates Earl Moore shot Lynda Moore twice with a semi-automatic handgun. One of the shots was lethal. He then lethally shot himself. The handgun was recovered next to his body.

Murder/Suicide – Earl D. Moore (Soldotna, AK)

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A recently divorced Soldotna couple was found dead Tuesday as a result of an apparent murder-suicide in the Kenai Peninsula city’s Skyline neighborhood, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Someone in the area heard gunshots about 5 p.m. and called troopers, who discovered Earl D. Moore, 69, and Lynda Moore, 66, dead outside a home, a troopers spokeswoman said.

The Moores divorced in April, according to court records.

“The assault appeared to have initiated in the driveway of the residence, with both individuals found deceased near the property line of the residence and the roadway,” a written statement from troopers says. “So far the investigation is showing that this is a domestic incident, due to the evidence collected on scene. However, nothing is being ruled out just yet pending the results of an autopsy.”

Evidence gathered in the case indicates Earl Moore shot Lynda Moore twice with a semi-automatic handgun. One of the shots was lethal. He then lethally shot himself. The handgun was recovered next to his body.

 

Killed – Theodule LeJeune Jr (Sutton, AK)

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An Alaska State Trooper shot and killed a Sutton man who fired a gun at law enforcement officers Thursday after refusing to abide by a court order that said he had to leave his home, according to troopers.

Troopers served the domestic-violence protective order to Theodule LeJeune Jr., 58, through a window at his Eska Creek Street house about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a charging document. LeJeune said he would not leave and “retreated further inside the residence,” a written statement from troopers says.

In an application for the protective order, filed in Palmer court earlier that day, a woman living in the house with her children said she was afraid of LeJeune and that his constant threats had escalated since January. His more-recent menacing turned more physical when he pushed her into a freezer, she wrote.

“He has many guns and has threatened me with them and has threatened to shoot any police officers that come — we are at this point terrified of him,” she wrote. “Mr. LeJeune has severe paranoia about many things.”

On Thursday evening at 6:23 pm, SERT and CNT personnel returned to the residence and contacted LeJeune by phone. LeJeune hung up on them.

According to the dispatch, SERT and CNT personnel continued to attempt to negotiate with LeJeune and also “attempted multiple times to disarm LeJeune with less lethal tools.”  A short time later, LeJeune came out of the home with a firearm. Troopers say that using a Tactical Response Vehicle, SERT personnel attempted again with additional “less lethal tools” to disarm Lejeune. It is unknown what less lethal tools were used.

It was at that time that LeJeune opened fire on the troopers. A trooper returned fire, striking LeJeune. LeJeune died of his injuries at the scene. Next of kin were notified.

Killed – Girl (Mountain Village, AK)

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A 5-year-old girl from the Southwest Alaska community of Mountain Village was shot and killed by her 8-year-old brother on Monday, Alaska State Troopers reported. The two young children had been left home alone when the shooting took place, troopers said.

Few details were available Tuesday, but the 8-year-old was reportedly playing with a .22-caliber Ruger rifle when the weapon discharged, fatally shooting his sister at about 2:20 p.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was accidental or intentional, and the girl’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy. The boy was familiar with the weapon and had used it the previous day to go hunting, according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Alaska, despite a low rate of intentional homicides committed with firearms, was the highest in the nation for overall firearm deaths per-capita in 2008, according to one study, coming in at more than 20 deaths by gun for every 100,000 people in the Last Frontier. There are, on average, about 1.5 guns per household in Alaska.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130430/5-year-old-shot-killed-8-year-old-brother-remote-alaska

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/01/1206248/-Another-Day-in-the-Gun-Crazy-U-S-A#

Killed – Detlef Wulf (Anchorage, AK)

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Details Monday about the deadly officer involved shooting in Fairview at a news conference held at APD headquarters.

Twenty-seven-year-old Detlef Wulf died Friday night after being shot by two police officers after he allegedly pointed a handgun at police in the parking lot of the Carrs grocery store at 13th and Gambell.

“Two officers approached the vehicle and observed that the subject, later identified as Detlef Wulf, had a semi-automatic handgun,” said Dani Myren, APD spokesperson, in a statement. “Mr. Wulf ignored a verbal command to put his hands up.”

APD Chief Mark Mew recounted the shooting during a press conference.

“They said put your hands up — instead [Wulf] doesn’t do that. He grabs the gun, produces it, opens the door, leans out, points it over his shoulder at the officers and the officers returned fire,” said Mew.

Chief Mew said officers fired a total of five shots at Wulf and it was not known how many times he was struck. He believes “most or all shots” did hit Wulf. An autopsy was still being conducted Monday.

Police said the SUV Wulf was in was not registered to him, so Wulf’s identity or criminal history were not known until after the shooting.

A Carrs security guard called police about a man slumped over the wheel of a vehicle parked outside, “unconscious, probably a drunk driver,” Mew said. The security guard had knocked on the window repeatedly but couldn’t rouse the man, Mew said. The call came in at 10:05 p.m., police said earlier.

Two patrol officers went to Carrs, boxing in the vehicle from the front and back with their patrol cars to prevent the driver from taking off, Mew said. The vehicle was a Ford SUV — Mew wasn’t sure of the model.

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http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130408/anchorage-police-officers-who-shot-killed-man-fairview-identified

http://www.adn.com/2013/04/08/2856936/police-say-man-killed-by-officer.html

Killed – Police Officer – Ofc. Thomas O. Madole (Manokotak, AK)

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A 42-year-old man shot and killed a village public safety officer Tuesday in Manokotak, a Southwest Alaska village of 440 people not far from Dillingham.

Alaska State Troopers allege Manokotak resident Leroy B. Dick, Jr., shot and killed 54-year-old officer Thomas O. Madole. Troopers reported learning about the shooting at 5 p.m. Four troopers flew into the village within an hour, said troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

After arriving, troopers found Madole’s body outside of a Manokotak home, dead of what Peters called an “apparent gunshot wound.” Troopers found and arrested Dick, Jr., near the officer’s body. Peters would not comment on what occurred between Dick, Jr., and troopers.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130320/alaska-village-public-safety-officer-shot-dead-manokotak

http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-03-19/alaska-state-troopers_37851834

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http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-03-20/gun-shots_37881935

Killed – William Robinson Sr. (Wasilla, AK)

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say a Wasilla teenager has been arraigned on murder charges in the fatal shooting of his father, after what court documents describe as an argument with deadly consequences.

A Friday AST dispatch says 16-year-old William Robinson Jr. was charged as an adult in the death of 57-year-old William Robinson, whose autopsy has been completed by the state medical examiner’s office. Court records say the teen was arraigned in Palmer court Wednesday at 1 p.m. on first-degree and second-degree murder charges.

The elder Robinson was declared dead Tuesday morning, after troopers and medics responded to a call shortly after 3 a.m. reporting a death at a home on the 6500 block of Yeomen Road in Wasilla. An earlier trooper dispatch had said a teenager was taken into custody in connection with the death and held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility, but didn’t list his name or any charges.

Killed – Carl Richard Bowie III (Anchorage, AK)

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police released say two officers fired seven rounds at a man who rammed two of the department’s vehicles during a chase, killing him Tuesday morning near Dowling Road.

In an appearance on Channel 2’s 5:00 Report Wednesday, APD Chief Mew says police have discovered many details about the fatal shooting of Carl Bowie III, who was struck three times while driving a stolen pickup truck at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Windflower Street.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police have named the man shot and killed near Dowling Road Tuesday morning, following a chase from a nearby mall during which he allegedly rammed two police vehicles with a stolen pickup truck. A female passenger of the pickup was taken into custody.

Police say Anchorage resident Carl Richard Bowie III, 25, was declared dead at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Windflower Street at 10:52 a.m.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police released say two officers fired seven rounds at a man who rammed two of the department’s vehicles during a chase, killing him Tuesday morning near Dowling Road.

Killed – Purdy Alston (Anchorage, AK)

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Anchorage police have identified a man who died after being shot early Monday morning, in a case that is under investigation as a homicide.

APD spokesperson Dani Myren says 26-year-old Purdy Alston was shot at 1:19 a.m. Monday, at an apartment complex on the 1000 block of East 20th Avenue. His next of kin have been notified.

Alston was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital in serious condition, but later died of his injuries. Myren says detectives aren’t yet releasing many details about his death, and also that police don’t have a suspect in custody.

A former Anchorage high school football star is charged with murder in the shooting of his Fairview neighbor in the early morning hours of Feb. 18.

Homicide detectives on Thursday announced they had charged William Stewart Sharp, 20, with murder for killing his neighbor, Purdy Alston, 26.

Homicide detectives on Thursday announced they had charged William Stewart Sharp, 20, with murder for killing his neighbor, Purdy Alston, 26.

In a written statement, a police spokeswoman said Sharp knocked on the door to Alston’s apartment in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, asked Alston to come outside, then shot Alston multiple times. Police and medics rushed to the apartment, at 1029 E. 20th Ave., about 1:20 a.m. and found Alston bleeding in the living room, according to a charging document. Alston was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

http://www.ktuu.com/news/dailydigest/ktuu-police-respond-to-shooting-one-man-in-critical-condition-20130218,0,5482175.story

http://www.adn.com/2013/03/14/2825177/anchorage-man-charged-with-murder.html

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