ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update - Sept. 13, 2017
Anchorage police have identified the victims' and suspect's identity in Tuesday's triple homicide case at The Bullion Brothers.
The suspect, who has been arrested, is identified as 43-year-old Anthony Pisano. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
The victims have also been identified as 31-year-old Steven Cook, 48-year-old Kenneth Hartman, and 31-year-old Daniel McCreadie. Police say Cook was the owner of Bullion Brothers, the precious metals shop where the shooting took place.
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Original Story - Sept. 12, 2017
Anchorage police confirm a triple homicide investigation along the 3200-block of Spenard Road Tuesday morning.
At 9:56 a.m, APD received notification of a shooting at The Bullion Brothers, a jewelry store located at 3201 Spenard Road. Police were alerted of the shooting just four minutes before the store's regular opening.
According to APD spokesperson MJ Thim, two victims were located dead on scene. One person was lying in the entryway while another was lying in an inside office. The third victim was also found injured inside. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Thim said that all three victims died of gunshot wounds.
Thim said that when officers arrived on scene, the suspect had already left. Police later got a tip that the suspect was seen in the Jewel Lake area.
The tip matched a vehicle description to the one that was seen at the crime scene.
Officers located the suspect on Dimond Boulevard, near Minnesota Drive, and took the suspect into custody without incident, according to Thim. He added that this is a contained incident and that nobody else is at large.
Thim said police attained surveillance footage of the crime scene and they also have multiple witnesses in custody that are being questioned at APD headquarters.
As police continue the investigation in Spenard, APD asks that the public avoid the area.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated with further information.