• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 14s

Arrest made in deadly Midtown shooting

By KTVA CBS 11 News 8:58 AM December 7, 2013

Investigators believe alcohol is a factor in the shooting.

Update, Saturday 10 p.m.

Tamborrino was Degenstein’s boyfriend, and a neighbor told police the two had been arguing earlier in the week after Degenstein found out Tamborrino was seeing other women.

Both had been drinking and playing with guns at his apartment when she shot him. When police arrived they found two handguns on a coffee table. Tamborrino was sitting on the couch, bleeding, but was breathing.

When police removed Degenstein from the apartment, she said something to the effect of: “I can’t believe I did this,” according to charging documents.

Officers noted that she smelled strongly of alcohol and had what appeared to be blood on her pants, sandals and foot, the charging documents said.

Tamborrino was rushed by medics to the hospital where he later died, according to police.

If convicted, Degenstein could face up to 99 years in prison.

Update, Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Anchorage police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Ryan Tamborrino.

Original story:

ANCHORAGE- Anchorage police arrested and charged 27-year-old Bonnie Degenstein with murdering an adult male inside a Midtown home late Friday night.

Anchorage police said it happened on 54th Avenue near Arctic Boulevard.

Degenstein told 911 dispatchers she and the victim were playing with a gun when she accidentally shot him, according to police.

Investigators believe alcohol is a factor in the shooting.

Degenstein is charged with second-degree murder.

This is a developing story. KTVA 11 will have a full report tonight at 5 p.m.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Middle school energy efficiency competition has its rewards

    by Rhonda McBride on Dec 18, 12:04

    There were no losers in the “2014 Power Pledge Challenge,” a competition sponsored by Chugach Electric and the Renewable Energy Alaska Project, mainly because finding ways to save energy is always a win-win. About 1,200 seventh-graders in the Anchorage School District took part. They were armed with information about what causes energy inefficiencies and were told […]

  • Crime

    Mat-Su heroin trafficking investigation leads to arrests, drug seizures

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 18, 11:40

    Two people are in custody and $400,000 worth of heroin was seized after authorities launched an investigation into heroin trafficking in the Mat-Su Valley, authorities say. Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted 37-year-old Seneca Neal of Anchorage and 40-year-old Lamon Washington of Fairbanks for heroin distribution and conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of the […]

  • Sports

    Alaskan coaching legend returns to old stomping ground

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 18, 11:06

    Basketball coach Chuck White, who earned 18 state titles in Alaska, returned to the place where he earned his reputation as one of the foremost teachers of high school basketball. People packed the gym for an annual alumni game Wednesday that tipped off the Thunderbirds Classic Tournament at East High School.

  • News

    Hose failure blamed for gas that sickened soldiers

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 10:35

    Army investigators in Alaska have concluded that a corroded vent hose on a field stove led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that sickened 23 soldiers during a September exercise. Lt. Col. Alan Brown tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1GVgjkp) that the toxic gas came from a gas-fueled oven used to heat trays of food […]

  • DayBreak

    Police on the look-out for impaired drivers this holiday season

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 18, 9:34

    Holiday celebrations are in full swing, and often times they involve alcohol. Anchorage Police are ramping up efforts to catch impaired drivers and will be conducting more than 500 hours of enforcement over the next two weeks. Police ask those behind the wheel to report any dangerous drivers. ”As a citizen if you see any type […]

  • News

    A friend remembers Irma Williams

    by Alexis Fernandez on Dec 18, 8:28

    Earlier this week, authorities charged Irma Williams’ ex-boyfriend Michael Memeo with murder and tampering with evidence in connection with her death. For Edna Iyatunguk, memories of the 54-year-old mother are still clear. “She was awesome, she was always laughing. We talked about a lot, just together, you know — friends, like we were sisters or […]

  • Weather

    Daybreak weather, Dec. 18

    by Brett Shepard on Dec 18, 7:52

    Skies will be mostly to partly cloudy today in Southcentral. In the Southeast rain and wind will be found over the southern half of the Panhandle with mostly to partly cloudy skies to the north. In the Interior skies will be mostly to partly sunny. On the North Slope skies will be mostly cloudy with […]

  • News

    Group to provide rural dog care in YK villages

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 7:29

    A nonprofit veterinary group will provide free spay and neutering services for dogs in two Yukon-Kuskokwim villages this week. KYUK reports (http://is.gd/E1bPqX) the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary group will be in Tuntutuliak and Kongiganak on Wednesday and Thursday. Group leader Angie Fitch in Fairbanks says it’s too expensive for people in rural Alaska to fly […]