Anchorage is no stranger to the increased gun violence that seems to be pervading Alaska and much of the rest of the country. A shooting at an area hotel resulted in the death of one person. Police are searching for two people in connection with the incident. A criminal defense attorney can offer assistance to anyone confronting such a situation.
Officers responded to a call at a hotel in the city on a recent afternoon. They were summoned to respond to a possible shooting at the Black Angus Inn in downtown Anchorage. Upon arrival, they encountered a man who appeared to have been shot. The man was transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Officers do not believe the alleged shooting is connected to any other homicides. Police expressed interest in talking to two people they believe might be involved in the incident at the hotel. One is a man who was observed on a surveillance video at the hotel near the time of the shooting. The other is a woman who they believe may have information regarding this case. The case remains under investigation.
Facing charges for a shooting or being suspected of involvement in a violent crime can leave a person feeling trapped and unsure of what to do in Alaska. A person who is accused of a crime in Alaska is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty in a court of law. A criminal defense attorney can review the facts of the case and advise the client regarding his or her legal rights.