Crime & Courts

Charging documents describe Mountain Village teenager’s ‘execution style’ shooting

Charging documents filed Sunday describe the killing of 18-year-old Coy Bryan, who was found dead in his home in the Southwest Alaska community of Mountain Village on the afternoon of April 24.

Ramond Landlord, 16, has been charged with first-degree murder, burglary, tampering with evidence and four counts of second-degree theft.

Court documents allege that on April 24, Landlord broke the front window on Bryan's residence using his hand, covered by a sleeve. Landlord entered through the window, and was confronted by Bryan.

Landlord found a .22-caliber pistol in Bryan's home, charging documents say. He fired a shot at Bryan so that Bryan "would not see his face," according to charges. Bryan tried to flee, but Landlord continued to fire the pistol two more times. One shot hit Bryan in the back of his head, killing him.

"Landlord then stood over (Bryan) in execution style, and shot (Bryan) one final time in the head," the charging document said.

Afterward, Landlord stole four pistols and more than $400 in cash. He later showed the pistols to different people in Mountain Village, the charges said.

"Landlord even took the pistols hunting where he allowed his hunting partner to fire all four pistols," charging documents say.


After the hunting partner fired the .22, Landlord allegedly said "that is the gun I used to kill (Bryan)."

Landlord threw the pistols into an opening in the frozen Yukon River several miles from the village. He spent the stolen money on marijuana and alcohol, which he gave to other teenagers in town, charging documents say.

The teenagers' families could not immediately be reached Thursday afternoon.

Landlord is in custody in Bethel's Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

Laurel Andrews

Laurel Andrews was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in October 2018.