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Police looking for ‘person of interest’ connected to homicide at East Anchorage gas station

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: December 17, 2019
  • Published December 16, 2019

Update, 5 p.m. Tuesday: This story has been updated. Read the latest version here.

Update, 8:50 p.m., Monday: Anchorage police wrote in an alert Monday that they are looking for Tierre Eady, 43, who they have identified as a “person of interest” in a homicide at the Holiday Station on Mountain View Dr.

Police say Tierre Eady, 43, is a ’person of interest ’ in Monday's homicide at the Holiday Station on Mountain View Dr. in Anchorage. (Photo via Anchorage Police)

Police say Eady is 6 feet tall, 210 pounds with short cropped black hair and brown eyes. They’re asking people with information on his whereabouts to call 561-STOP or go online at anchoragecrimestoppers.com.

Original story:

A man was shot to death Monday outside a convenience store and gas station in East Anchorage, police said. As of early evening, police had not announced any arrests and said no additional information was being released.

Officers responded to the Holiday station on Mountain View Drive near McCarrey Street at about 10:15 a.m. after reports of shots fired, and found a man with life-threatening injuries, police said in an online alert. Lifesaving measures failed and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Sgt. Frank Stanfield said at the scene the man was involved in “an altercation where shots were fired” outside the gas station. A spokeswoman for the police department said there were no further details available Monday afternoon.

Anchorage police investigate the scene of a homicide at the Holiday station in Mountain View, Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Mountain View Drive was closed between Pine and Bliss streets while the investigation continued. The road reopened Monday afternoon. The gas station remained open immediately following the shooting.

Police asked anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, to call Dispatch at 311 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at AnchorageCrimeStoppers.com.

There have been 34 homicide victims so far in 2019, not including the three officer-involved shootings. Anchorage set a homicide record in 2017 with 37 victims, not including two-officer involved shootings.

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