Vigil honors life of 23-year-old slain in Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - In an Anchorage alleyway Monday night, Navarrow Andrews had his life taken. He was just 23 years old.

"Everyone that's reached out to me has said that he was their best friend," said Marie Andrews, Navarrow's mother. "Shock and disbelief that somebody would take his life. You know?"

Andrews was shot in cold blood, left lying in the road as night fell on Anchorage.

"They always say that no news is good news," said Kamarielle King, Navarrow's girlfriend. "It's not always true."

On Friday, friends and family gathered to remember Andrews, mourning their loss together at the spot where he lost his life.

"I can't imagine loving anyone as much as I love him," King said through tears.

The group lit candles, left flowers and blew bubbles, observing a moment of silence in Andrews' name as crime tape waved in the background: Police are still searching for a suspect in what is the city's 11th homicide of 2019.

"I dislike Anchorage," Andrews' mother said. "The way everything has been getting with all of the violence... After this happened, it's like I don't even want to be here."

Investigators want to speak with witnesses and nearby residents who may have heard or seen anything suspicious around the time of the shooting, about 10:40 p.m. Monday night near the 5400 block of Taku Dr.

Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 911 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP to remain anonymous.

A GoFundMe has also been created to help the family with burial and funeral costs. Click here to contribute.