A Wasilla man is dead after an apparent gun and knife fight late Wednesday at a home near Mile 15 of Knik Goose Bay Road, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Someone called 911 about 10:30 p.m. to report that the man, 43-year-old Michael R. Plummer, was probably dead, troopers said in a dispatch this morning. Investigators soon learned from witnesses that three men had gone to the residence and a fight broke out.
"According to interviews with witnesses and involved parties, the altercation stemmed from a domestic dispute over the possession of a vehicle," the trooper dispatch says.
Plummer was stabbed during the fight and died, troopers said. Guns were also fired inside the home, and another man would later show up at a Wasilla hospital with a gunshot wound, troopers said.
Troopers at the homicide scene tracked two vehicles from the house, headed toward Wasilla. They found one about a mile away, but nobody was there and it was disabled. A witness told troopers that some shots were fired at the fleeing vehicles.
A dog handler from the Wasilla Police Department followed tracks from the disabled vehicle into nearby woods but was unable to find anyone, troopers said.
A short time later, the other man showed up at the hospital, and troopers were able to talk to him. The extent of his injuries is not currently known, troopers said.
The investigators believe they have contacted everyone involved in the fatal fight. A trooper spokeswoman says no charges had been filed as of Thursday morning and the case remains under investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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By CASEY GROVE
Anchorage Daily News