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Suspect arrested in South Anchorage homicide Monday

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: December 5, 2018
  • Published December 3, 2018

Update 11 a.m. Wednesday:

The man who died in a shooting Monday in South Anchorage has been identified by police as 25-year-old Dylan J. Gregg.

Original story:

A man was arrested on multiple murder charges Monday after police found a man dead outside a South Anchorage warehouse while investigating a suspicious vehicle.

Ian A. Bradford, 27, faces charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, as well as charges of misconduct involving a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. Police said Bradford is accused of shooting two males during an argument and has been remanded to the Anchorage jail.

An officer went to make contact with a suspicious vehicle driving on East 82nd Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Monday when the driver parked the vehicle at 1630 E. 82nd Ave., off Hartzell Road near Abbott Road, and entered a warehouse there, police said.

“After other officers arrived, they heard gunshots from inside the warehouse,” police said in an alert Monday.

After finding a man dead outside — who they say was moved there after being shot inside the building — officers began giving commands to anyone remaining in the warehouse. One man emerged with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body, and three more adults emerged and were detained for questioning, police said..

A SWAT team remained on the scene while Bradford refused to surrender to officers, police said.

A police dog eventually located Bradford beneath a tractor-trailer near the warehouse.

“K9 Doc apprehended the person with a bite to the upper arm and he was taken into custody without further incident” around 6:30 a.m., police said in the alert.

The second victim is expected to survive, police said. The man who died will be identified once next-of-kin have been notified, police said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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