A man believed to be Korean-American has been shot and killed in Alaska.
Anchorage police responded to a report of a shooting in the 3800 block of Spanard Road in Anchorage at approximately 12:39 a.m. on May 29.
At the scene, the victim, Shnon Choi, 34, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Police later arrested the suspect, Nathan Williams, 33, and his girlfriend, Josie Harvey, 34, at approximately 8:54 p.m. on June 7.
“Initial indications are that Williams and Choi, who were acquainted with one another, got into an argument that escalated into Williams fatally shooting Choi,” police said in the statement.
In a statement, a woman who was with Choi at the time of the incident said that Williams and Choi were together at the Inn where Harvey worked, and that Choi found a firearm in Williams’ car and then heard two gunshots.
Another witness, who heard the first shot nearby, told police he headed toward the sound to investigate. He said he heard a male voice yell, “Don’t do me like that,” and then he heard a second shot, the charges said.
Williams is currently booked into the Anchorage Jail on four felony counts, including first- and second-degree murder, and Harvey is charged with tampering with evidence.
Meanwhile, there have been eight murder cases in Anchorage this year, according to police, raising concerns among residents.
BY YEJIN KIM [email@example.com]