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Troopers: Man shot on day of Wasilla home invasions dies

  • Author: Tegan Hanlon
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published December 8, 2014

One of two men who showed up at an emergency room in Wasilla with bullet wounds last week, minutes after a reported home invasion, has died, according to Alaska State Troopers.

On Sunday, the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center alerted troopers that 24-year-old Forrest Bieber of Anchorage died. He had been receiving medical treatment for gunshot wounds since Dec. 1, according to a trooper dispatch posted online Monday.

The other man, who has not been identified by troopers, was released from treatment Sunday, the dispatch said.

"The investigation into the circumstances behind the two men's injuries is ongoing," troopers reported. "There is no additional information to release at this time."

Troopers have not linked the two men to the pair of home invasions on Dec. 1.

The first home invasion occurred in the afternoon when two unidentified men walked into an unlocked home in Wasilla and attacked a woman.Three hours later, two men arrived at an apartment roughly 10 miles away, threatened the occupants and shot a man inside. The man fired back with his own weapon.

Within about 10 minutes, after the second home invasion was reported, Bieber and the other man arrived at the emergency room.

Beth Ipsen, a troopers spokeswoman, said Monday that no arrests had been made in the case of either home invasion.

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