Crime & Courts

One of two men sought in connection with fatal weekend shooting in custody

Update 6 a.m. Wednesday: Carlton Tarkington, one of the two men Anchorage police were seeking in connection with the Jan. 13 killing of Kortez Brown, was arrested Tuesday on outstanding warrants. Aarron Settje remained at large, police said.

Police did not provide any further details about Tarkington's arrest or the killing of Brown.


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Anchorage police say they are looking for two men who they suspect have information related to the killing of Kortez Brown.

Detectives are calling Aarron Settje and Carlton Tarkington "persons of interest" in the homicide.

Brown was shot Saturday night in an apartment on East 36th Avenue and taken to the hospital. He died Sunday, said Nora Morse, Anchorage police spokeswoman. Police don't believe the killing was random, she said.


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Settje and Tarkington also are wanted on unrelated felony warrants, police said.

Anyone with information can call police at 907-786-8900 or to stay anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

The Saturday shooting is unrelated to a Sunday incident, also on the east side of town, in which three adult men were shot on the 300 block of Bolen Street, east of Muldoon Road, according to Anchorage police. Police believe the Sunday shootings were drug-related and not random.

The three people are all expected to survive, and police are focusing on what happened between them, Morse said.

Lisa Demer

Lisa Demer was a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch News. Among her many assignments, she spent three years based in Bethel as the newspaper's western Alaska correspondent. She left the ADN in 2018.