UPDATE: 20-year-old victim identified in Anchorage homicide

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update - Dec. 4, 2017, 1:24 p.m.:
Anchorage police have released new information, regarding the shooting that left one person dead late Saturday night.

According to a news release issued by APD, a group of people "got into an altercation," and at some time during that event, a young man was shot and killed.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Brandon Irlmeier, police say. As for who shot him, that is not clear.

APD's Deputy Chief Ken McCoy said that two men were initially found in the bottom of a stairwell. One, later identified as Irlmeier, had been shot.

Police said they arrested the other man, 21-year-old Orion Lind, after initially being questioned regarding the shooting.

Lind was arrested on an unrelated warrant, reported McCoy. Moreover, he has not been charged in the homicide investigation.

"This is not a random incident – it’s isolated," APD spokesperson MJ Thim said in a statement.

This is a developing story, and will be updated when more information is released.

Original Story:
Anchorage police are investigating a shooting death in the area of East 6th Avenue and Oklahoma Street.

According to an APD community alert, around 10:41 p.m. on Saturday, a call reported "complaining of two men with guns in the 7000-block of Howard Ave."

By the time police arrived on scene, one adult male was found deceased at East 6th Avenue and Oklahoma Street, with at least one gunshot wound.

According to police, a person from the scene has been taken into custody for questioning.

Police said there is no information, on a possible suspect, to release at this time.



 
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