Three indicted in January parking lot homicide
Three men were indicted Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 29 shooting death of a 20-year-old Anchorage man.
Nathaniel Kile, 18; Makur Chan, 19; and Simon Chuar, 20, were indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Chuar was also indicted for first-degree attempted murder and first-degree weapons misconduct. They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Anchorage.
Shortly after midnight on Jan. 29, the Anchorage Police Department responded to the Costco parking lot near the intersection of DeBarr Road and Bragaw Street following a report of shots fired in the area. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered a deceased man, later identified as 20-year-old Jeanpal Borge.
Investigators found that Borge and an unidentified teenager met the three defendants in the parking lot to deliver a quarter pound of marijuana. During the drug deal, one of the men grabbed the bag of pot from Borge. Shots were fired and Borge was struck, charging documents say.
If convicted, the men face a 10- to 99-year prison sentence for second-degree murder and up to 20 years for first-degree robbery, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law. Chuar also faces a five- to 99-year sentence for first-degree attempted murder and as much as 20 years for weapons misconduct.