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Anchorage police investigate 19-year-old’s apparent shooting death as suspicious

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 3
  • Published August 31

Update, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday:

Police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Lamore Lapitre. Detectives believe he died as a result of the gunshot wound, according to an update.

The state medical examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of death, police said. Anyone with information about the investigation can call dispatch at 311.

Original story:

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man in the Russian Jack neighborhood was found dead of a gunshot wound Friday night.

According to an Anchorage Police Department Nixle alert, police were called at around 7:40 p.m. “for a report of a person with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” inside a residence on the 5600 block of Alora Loop near the intersection of Boniface Parkway and Fourth Avenue. The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

“While the cause of death is still under investigation, his death is suspicious in nature,” police wrote.

Police detained several people for questioning and said detectives weren’t looking for any other people. However, they did ask anyone with more information or surveillance video to call APD’s non-emergency number at 311.

As of Saturday morning, police had not identified the man who died.

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