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Man Arrested for Deadly Shooting in Fairview

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:11:19 AM AKST   Updated On: Oct 20 2013 11:13:51 PM AKDT

Samantha Angaiak, KTUU-TV

APD on scene in Fairview investigating a homicide. (Oct. 20, 2013)


UPDATE: Anchorage police have identified the shooting victim as 36 year-old Sean Mulgrew.

In a Sunday evening press release, APD said 73 year-old Johnie Jones was arrested Sunday on charges of Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

According to APD, a witness told officers the victim exited the apartment building shortly after gunshots were heard, and ran down the alley between 9th and 10th avenues until he succumbed to his injuries near Juneau Street. Officers followed the blood trail left by Mulgrew back to the apartment complex, where they found Jones, a resident of the complex, wiping fresh blood off the inside of the building's main door, said APD.

Police add the shooting appears to be drug-related.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man was shot to death Sunday morning in Fairview, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Around 3:30 a.m., police received a report of several gunshots heard near the 900 block on Ingra Street.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered a man in the area of 9th Avenue and Juneau Street suffering from gunshot wounds,” Dani Myren, APD spokesperson, said in a statement. “He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Since the homicide is an active investigation, police have released limited information. Police say the identity of the victim may be released once family and friends are notified.

An hour before the deadly shooting, Anchorage police were called on scene to the Jewel Lake area to investigate a shooting where two men were to taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

On Oct. 17, APD investigated an apparent murder-suicide in Chugiak that claimed the lives of 40-year-old Nita Kilapsuk, of Nuiqsut, and 49-year-old Michael Hagood, of Anchorage.

This is a developing story. Please check and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.