Crime & Courts

Police locate 2nd person ‘of interest’ in investigation of fatal shooting at Anchorage hotel

Update, 3:45 p.m. Thursday: Detectives have located Brittney Johnson, according to an updated online alert.

Original story:

Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help finding two people of interest in a fatal shooting last week at the Black Angus Inn near downtown.

Police responded to a shooting at the Fairview hotel around 3:15 p.m. Dec. 3 and said 34-year-old Grant Fowler was shot in the upper body. He was brought to a hospital but died shortly after, an online alert said.

Police said they believed the shooting was an isolated incident.

Police released photos Monday afternoon of a man they believe may have information about the shooting, the alert said.

Police said Tuesday they are also searching for 40-year-old Brittney Johnson.

“Detectives believe she may have information regarding the homicide at the Black Angus last week and would like to speak with her,” police wrote.

Johnson is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 130 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.

Police have asked anyone with information to call Dispatch at 311 or go online to

Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, focusing on breaking news. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and previously helped cover the Nebraska Legislature for The Associated Press. Contact her at