Crime & Courts

Police seek man ‘of interest’ in South Anchorage slaying

Anchorage police were seeking a person "of interest" on Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during a fight Sunday night at 68th Avenue and Lake Otis Parkway in South Anchorage.

The victim was identified as Joshua Statham, 26. Officers found him alive just before 11 p.m. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance and died there.

Police originally said they were seeking two men who were caught on security cameras inside the Holiday station at 68th and Lake Otis before the shooting nearby. An older white Cadillac sedan, also sought by police Thursday, was parked outside.

"The male wearing the dark jacket was driving the vehicle. The male wearing a fur hooded jacket was not in the vehicle and left on foot," police said in a Thursday alert.

"Detectives believe these men have information to solve this crime."

Police have identified the driver and the car, but still seek the identity of the man described as wearing a light-colored jacket with a furry hood.

Police asked that anyone with information in the case call dispatch at 907-786-8900 (press "0" for an operator) or, to remain anonymous, 907-561-STOP or go online at