UPDATED: Murder suspect arrested Friday evening

Samson Costigan is wanted for first degree murder, APD says. (From APD)
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Update 6:00 p.m. April 6:
Anchorage Police say they have arrested murder suspect Samson Costigan.

A tip shortly after the department sent a public request for help finding him led APD's Investigative Support Unit to Mountain View.

Costigan was arrested near the intersection of Boniface and Debarr. He is currently being questioned by police.

An Anchorage Police spokesman said without the tip from the public, the arrest wouldn't have been possible.

Update - April 6, 2018:
Detectives with APD say that 39-year-old Samson Costigan – a suspect wanted for first-degree murder – is likely evading authorities by traveling between Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Police have been searching for Costigan since mid-March, following the shooting death of 28-year-old Jacob Stough.

In an APD community alert, police warn the public that the suspect should be considered "armed and dangerous." Authorities do not want you to approach him.

Anyone with information on Costigan's location is asked to call 911 immediately, or call CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous at (907) 561-7867.

Original Story - March 19, 2018:
Anchorage Police are looking for a suspect in Friday's shooting death on Dewberry Street. Samson Costigan, 39, is wanted for first-degree murder, and police say he should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Anyone with information on Costigan's location is asked to call 911 immediately, or CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous at 561-STOP.

Jacob Stough, 28, was found shot and killed Friday in the front seat of a sedan that was found blocking traffic in the Jewel Lake neighborhood.

Stough's mother, Jodi Hall, told Channel 2 earlier Monday that she didn't have any idea why her son would be targeted.

"I forgive whoever did this. Whoever did it needs to be punished, but I forgive them just the same," Hall said.



 
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