Crime & Courts

Arrest made in fatal shooting at South Anchorage park

A 19-year-old is facing murder charges after a shooting late Tuesday at a South Anchorage park, according to police.

Teathloch Chan was arrested in the killing after a police dog tracked him to a nearby dumpster, police said Wednesday.

Two groups of people were at Taku Lake Park along the Campbell Creek Greenbelt when “some type of interaction occurred between some of the individuals,” police said. The groups did not know each other.

Chan assaulted one of the men in the other group before walking into a parking lot, police said. Two men, including the man Chan assaulted, followed him.

Chan shot the other man in the upper body and then ran from the area, police said. The man died at the scene. Officers found Chan in a dumpster on King Arthur Circle, about a mile from the park.

He was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.