Anchorage police say a male suspect in a Tuesday West Anchorage shooting as well as his girlfriend -- a potential witness to the shooting – were taken into custody Thursday afternoon, a day after their names and photos were released to local media.
APD spokesperson Anita Shell says both Sabre Layne Pearl, 23, and 20-year-old Marissa Quimby-Hayes were taken into custody Thursday at a Huffman-area residence on Brandon Street, after officers followed “several investigative leads” in the case.
“At about 12:15 p.m. the pair exited the residence and attempted to leave in a Ford Expedition when they were blocked in by officers from the APD Special Assignment Unit,” Shell wrote in a Thursday statement on the case. “They were taken into custody without incident and brought to APD headquarters for questioning.”
On Wednesday, investigators said Pearl shot 31-year-old Eric Hammon several times in the abdomen during a confrontation at a mutual friend’s apartment on the 2800 block of West International Airport Road, leaving Hammon in critical condition. Quimby-Hayes was described as a possible witness to the shooting and wanted for questioning.
Pearl had arrest warrants on charges of assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons in the shooting, as well as unrelated charges of scheme to defraud, theft and fraud. He will be charged and held at the Anchorage Jail, with an arraignment scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Shell says no charges have been filed against Quimby-Hayes as of Thursday, but additional charges in the case are possible.
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