17-year-old who involved friend in Walgreens drug deal charged with manslaughter
A 17-year-old who involved a friend in a drug deal in January has been charged with manslaughter — after that friend was shot and killed, charging documents say.
Just after 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, Anchorage police received reports of a shooting at the Walgreens, located at the intersection of Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road. The shooting, Anchorage’s first homicide of 2015, was a drug deal gone bad, police say.
The 17-year-old, identified in charging documents as Owen Morgan Olrun, admitted to police that he intended to sell three ounces of marijuana in the Walgreens parking lot. He called someone — identified as “R.K.” — “and asked him for a ride to help sell it.” The victim, 18-year-old Charles Gustav Steinhilpert III, was also in the vehicle.
Olrun told detectives that “everyone in the vehicle was aware of the deal,” charging documents say.
A 14-year-old, who police have named as the suspect in the fatal shooting, met them at the Walgreens for the drug deal, charging documents say. Police say the 14-year-old allegedly shot and killed Steinhilpert after the intended buyers tried to steal the drugs.
Along with one count of manslaughter, Olrun has also been charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
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