By Chris Klint
Channel 2 News
11:01 AM AKST, February 19, 2013
Anchorage police have named the man shot and killed near Dowling Road Tuesday morning, following a chase from a nearby mall during which he allegedly rammed two police vehicles with a stolen pickup truck. A female passenger of the pickup was taken into custody.
Police say Anchorage resident Carl Richard Bowie III, 25, was declared dead at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Windflower Street at 10:52 a.m.
In a Tuesday statement, APD says Bowie was under supervision by the state Department of Corrections, but was not in a halfway house as police originally stated. DOC spokesperson Kaci Schroeder says Bowie was on parole for a robbery.
APD spokesperson Anita Shell says police received reports of a suspicious vehicle prowling the Dimond Center parking lot at 10:18 a.m.
“The complainant reported seeing a suspicious male looking into the windows of parked cars; when the suspect saw the complainant, he drove off,” Shell wrote in a statement on the case.
The vehicle -- a green Ford F-150, reportedly stolen from a southwest Anchorage neighborhood at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday -- was spotted by responding officers near the intersection of 88th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway.
“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused and continued into the residential neighborhood located off Waldron (Drive) and Lake Otis,” Shell wrote.
Police followed Bowie to Windflower Street where he tried to flee and rammed the APD vehicles, at which point officers fired on and fatally wounded him. The pickup’s passenger was uninjured.
APD spokesperson Dani Myren says the passenger couldn't be immediately named, with police unsure at midday Tuesday whether any charges were pending against her.
Mew says two officers were involved in the shooting, although it's not clear many rounds were fired. In accordance with APD policy, the names of the officers involved in the shooting will not be released for three days.
Bowie's next of kin have been notified.
Channel 2's Rebecca Palsha contributed information to this story.
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