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18-year-old charged with involvement in Anchorage killing

Anchorage police conduct a homicide investigation at Penguin Court off Spenard Road after patrol officers who were responding to shots fired on Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018, discovered the body of an adult male. (Bill Roth / ADN)

An Anchorage grand jury Thursday charged an 18-year-old for his involvement in a shooting that left another man dead at a mobile home court in January, while authorities seek the public's help in finding others who may have been involved.

Austin Cottrell, 18, faces second-degree murder and other charges, including kidnapping, for his involvement in the death of Carl Bowie Jr. on Jan. 28, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law on Friday.

Anchorage police, responding to several 911 calls that night, found Bowie dead in a residence at the Penguin Trailer Court off Spenard Road.

Witnesses reported that several individuals fled the scene, the statement said.

Police have said the homicide is not a random crime. It was believed to have stemmed from a drug-related dispute, and the victim had some sort of connection with the suspect or suspects.

The agency is asking anyone with information about the case, including other possible victims, to call Anchorage police Detective David Cordie at 907-786-8679.

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