Jewel Lake resident fatally shoots home invasion suspect
The man shot at a Jewel Lake four-plex early Tuesday has died, according to Anchorage Police, who describe him as one of two suspects in a “home invasion shooting.”
An updated statement on the shooting in the 3700 block of Core Court near Jewel Lake Road and East 88th Avenue, first reported at about 5:20 a.m., said the man found with a gunshot wound to his torso succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
“One of the residents shot one of the suspects as they were attempting to enter the residence,” police wrote. “Both suspects (adult males) ran off. The injured suspect was found by officers lying in a driveway.”
No arrests have been made in the shooting, police said, which is being investigated as a homicide. No suspect information was being released Tuesday morning.
Police said in a statement that the shooting is considered “an isolated incident and not random”. Spokesman MJ Thim said it isn’t believed to present a further threat to the public.
Alaska’s largest city saw several home-invasion shootings last year, including one on Orchard Place in South Anchorage, which left 30-year-old suspected home invader Loren Douglas dead. A second suspect in that February home invasion, Timothy Alex Lundgren, was subsequently taken into custody.
A northeast Anchorage resident, 40-year-old Paula Zorawski, was also fatally shot during a September home invasion. Four men were charged with various offenses following her death after police said they purchased marijuana at Zorawski’s residence then decided to rob it.