Crime & Courts

APD: Man shot and killed during fight in South Anchorage

A man was shot and killed during a fight Sunday night at 68th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway, according to police.

The victim has been identified as Joshua Statham, 26.

Police arrived at the scene just before 11 p.m. Statham was taken to a hospital by ambulance and later died, police said Monday.

Police said they consider the incident a homicide but not a random encounter. They released no suspect information.

Anyone with information can call police at 907-786-8900 (press "0" for an operator), or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online.

This story has been updated here: Three shootings, two of them fatal, over the weekend in Anchorage

Julia O'Malley

Anchorage-based Julia O'Malley is a former ADN reporter, columnist and editor. She received a James Beard national food writing award in 2018, and a collection of her work, "The Whale and the Cupcake: Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska," was published in 2019.