Crime & Courts

Man found shot to death in car ID’d by Anchorage police

Update, 12:30 p.m. Monday:

The Anchorage Police Department identified the man found shot to death Friday evening as 28-year-old Jacob Stough.

Original story:

Anchorage police are investigating the shooting death of a man found Friday evening in a car "suspiciously parked" in the 8900 block of Dewberry Street blocking traffic, police said in a statement.

The man was found inside a dark-colored sedan, police said. Residents approached the vehicle, saw the body and called 911 shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, according to the police statement.

The victim, whom police did not identify, was shot in the upper body. Detectives believe the incident was a targeted, drug-related crime, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the investigation to call police dispatch at 907-786-8900 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.

Annie Zak

Annie Zak was a business reporter for the ADN between 2015 and 2019.