Crime & Courts

Man shot to death in downtown Anchorage apartment

Update, 7:15 a.m. Monday: Anchorage police identified 32-year-old Joseph W. Evans as the man who was shot and killed.

Original story:

A man was shot to death late Saturday in a downtown Anchorage apartment, police said in an online alert.

Officers were called to the Backpackers Annex, 421 Eagle St., around 9:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting. They found a man with life-threatening injuries who eventually died at the scene, according to the alert.

An investigation was continuing, and police said no arrests had been made as of 11:30 p.m. “Detectives do believe this is an isolated incident and there is no public safety threat,” the alert said.

No further details were immediately released by police.

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