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North Pole man shot, killed during home invasion, troopers say

  • Author: Megan Edge
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published February 19, 2015

A 34-year-old North Pole man was shot and killed during a home invasion early Thursday morning, Alaska State Troopers reported.

According to a trooper dispatch Thursday, troopers received a call shortly after midnight reporting the home invasion and shooting in the community about 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks.

Upon arrival, troopers found John "Adam" Chilcote with gunshot wounds.

Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said emergency medical responders attempted life-saving measures but declared Chilcote dead at the scene.

According to troopers, Matthew Davis, 41, of North Pole broke into Chilcote's home and went upstairs, where Chilcote was hiding and attempting to call 911, and shot him "several times."

Davis then drove away from the residence but showed up at the North Pole Police Department less than an hour after the shooting was reported and was taken into custody, troopers said.

Davis has been charged with first-degree murder.

Peters would not provide any additional information due to the ongoing homicide investigation. North Pole police were also unable to provide any additional information, deferring to the troopers.

Davis is expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Fairbanks.

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