Anchorage police say detectives are still looking for a suspect who shot two men in an attempted robbery, killing one and wounding the other, inside a Midtown garage Wednesday night.
Both shooting victims worked at R&R Garage on Fireweed Lane, said detective Slawomir Markiewicz. Police spokeswoman Anita Shell identified the man who died as Michael Curry, 43, a service manager at the garage. The injured man, listed in critical condition, is Alfredo Esteban, 23, Shell said.
The shooting appears to have stemmed from a robbery gone wrong but it's unclear if the suspect tried to steal cash from the garage or from one or both of the victims, Shell said.
And police aren't saying how the suspect might have been connected to the garage. Police described the shooter as a white man wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and a backpack, possibly with an Eastern European accent. He was about 6 feet tall, weighed about 180 pounds and had a slim build, police said.
He ran south on Blueberry Street and drove away in a dark-colored SUV, Shell said.
Markiewicz said detectives are interviewing witnesses, including the wounded man, Esteban.
"We talked to him briefly," Markiewicz said. "We hope to talk to him again."
Police cars swarmed to the garage, next to Steller Secondary School, just after the shooting about 6 p.m. Wednesday. SWAT officers escorted a police dog and handler in an attempt to track the suspect but the search failed, police said. Detectives and crime scene investigators took over a little after 7 p.m.
The garage was open for business Thursday morning.
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