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Anchorage 18-year-old arrested in shooting death of fellow teen

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: October 8, 2019
  • Published October 8, 2019

A suspect in the late August shooting death of a 19-year-old man was arrested Monday evening after turning himself in, police said in an alert Tuesday.

Diques Esaw, 18, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of 19-year-old Lamore Lapitre, said police.

Lapitre’s death was originally reported to police as a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Aug. 30, but police said at the time that his death was “suspicious in nature” as they waited for the medical examiner to determine cause of death.