Alaska State Troopers have arrested a Fairbanks man in the shooting of his supervisor at a local apartment complex.
According to a Friday AST dispatch, troopers received a call at about 10:25 p.m. concerning a man’s shooting at the apartments, off the Old Steese Highway north of town.
“Troopers responded to the scene and contacted Chad Zurlo, age 37, of Fairbanks, who was arrested by AST and charged with Murder I for the shooting death of Steven Corcoran, 51, of Fairbanks during an argument,” troopers wrote. “Corcoran was declared dead on scene.”
In a brief criminal complaint against Zurlo, investigator Joseph Harris says Corcoran, Zurlo's boss, was shot on the 300 block of Gold Claim Avenue.
(A witness) reported Zurlo and Corcoran were in an argument; during the argument, Zurlo shot Corcoran in the face with a black semi-automatic handgun," Harris wrote. "Zurlo admitted being in an argument with Corcoran and (that) he shot Corcoran in the face."
AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen declined further comment on the case, citing the preliminary nature of the investigation to date.
"There's still a lot of follow-up to do," Ipsen said. "Of course, investigators were at it all night long."
Troopers have notified Corcoran's next of kin. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is working on the case.
Channel 2's Austin Baird contributed information to this story.
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