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Police Seek Man Accused of Downtown Killing, Assault

By Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter, abaird@ktuu.com
Published On: Apr 28 2014 02:45:47 PM AKDT
Updated On: Apr 28 2014 04:08:03 PM AKDT

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ANCHORAGE -

Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, April 19, an Anchorage police officer was flagged down by someone on the sidewalk outside the Panhandler Bar downtown. 

The officer was directed to a man identified as Daniel Stewart, Jr., 36, who was "out of it" on the sidewalk. Stewart struggled to speak and could not sit up without losing his balance. He was badly injured.

A woman nearby on the sidewalk, 27-year-old Lavon Kittick, was also seriously injured. So was an unidentified man, listed in charging documents as John Doe.

The two identified victims were transported to a hospital, where Kittick received facial surgery and had her jaw wired shut and where Stewart died three days later.

Detectives of the Anchorage Police Department believe 39-year-old Kenneth Moto physically assaulted Kittick and Stewart.

Moto is charged with manslaughter, first-degree assault and fourth-degree assault, but he is not in custody.

Anyone with information on Moto's whereabouts is asked to call police immediately. Police believe there are witnesses who have not been in contact with investigators.

Information can be provided to police dispatch at 907-786-8900 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

Kenneth Moto