UPDATE: Anchorage homicide suspect "unintentionally kills" girlfriend, during suicide attempt, says prosecutor

Profile of Victor Sibson from the Anchorage Police Department.

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update - 3:00 p.m.:
On April 19, homicide suspect Victor Sibson, 21, was allegedly attempting to commit suicide, when victim Brittanymae Haag, 22, was fatally shot in what Assistant District Attorney James Fayette calls an "extreme-indifference killing."

[UPDATE: Victim identified in Wednesday's fatal shooting incident]

Fayette, who is also acting as the prosecutor in Sibson's case, believes that Haag was "unintentionally killed," while allegedly attempting to prevent Sibson from committing suicide.

According to Anchorage police, Sibson said Haag was his girlfriend.

Prosecutors believe that Sibson was most likely sitting down, when he attempted to shoot himself in the head using his left hand, at which point Haag was believed to be reaching for the gun with her right hand.

When police arrived, a single shot was found in the head of Sibson, "entering from 9-o-clock and exiting from 11-o-clock," said Fayette. A single shot was also found in the right armpit of Haag, "entering from 3-o-clock and exiting from 9-o-clock," he adds.

The prosecutor said evidence heavily suggests that only one shot was fired, because only one shell casing was recovered at the scene of the crime. Also, according to Fayette, evidence from the room's walls and ceiling leads him to believe that no more than one bullet was shot.

Following the shooting, both Sibson and Haag were transported to the hospital. Immediately upon arrival, Sibson's blood-alcohol content was tested, and it was above 0.3.

"That's over three times the legal limit," said Fayette.

Haag was pronounced dead, after succumbing to her injuries. While Sibson was later released from the hospital.

According to Fayette, the bullet did go through Sibson's brain.

When Channel 2 asked how Sibson survived the head injury, Fayette said that doctors saved him.

"It takes extraordinary skill of heroic medical personal," said Fayette.

On May 16, Sibson was indicted for murder in the second degree, by the Anchorage Grand Jury, according to Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion.

And on May 19, at 11:40 a.m., Sibson turned himself into police.

According to Fayette, Sibson will appear in court on Sunday.

Update - 12:30 p.m.:
Around 11:40 a.m., the homicide suspect turned himself into police at 4501 Elmore Road, according to an APD Nixle Alert.

Original Story - 11:30 a.m.
The Anchorage Police Department requests the help of the community in locating a homicide suspect.

On Tuesday, Victor Sibson, 21, was indicted for murder in the second degree. The Anchorage Grand Jury indicted Sibson for causing the shooting death of Brittanymae Haag, 22, on April 19.

According to initial reports, police found Sibson and Haag with gunshot wounds, at an apartment complex on the 5600 block of Lake Otis. Both individuals were transported to the hospital. Haag was pronounced dead, after succumbing to her injuries. Sibson was later released from the hospital.

Afterwards, the Anchorage Grand Jury indicted Sibson and issued a warrant for his arrest, with a $250,000 bail.

However, over the past two days, police have been unable to contact Sibson, in order to remand him in jail.

Officers were not able to contact either Sibson, or his mother, according to APD Lt. John McKinnon. Now they are asking anyone with information, regarding Sibson and his whereabouts, to call police.

APD dispatchers can be reached at (907) 786-8900. Or an anonymous report can be made to Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP (7867).

According to Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion, Sibson could face a sentence of 15 to 99 years in prison, if convicted at trial.



 
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