Suspect in paint store murder 'high on meth'
A grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing the owner of a paint store last month in Midtown Anchorage.
Last Wednesday, 27-year-old Randall Igou was indicted in connection with the robbery-homicide of Gregory Gill.
Anchorage Police began investigating after a 911 caller reported finding Gill's body with a gunshot wound to the head inside the business, the Aurora Paint Company on Arctic Boulevard, on the morning of Monday, September 11. The caller also stated his uncle's vehicle was missing from the premises.
The complainant also reported a cash box was missing from the business, which, according to charging documents, was "not consistent with how they operate the business".
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows Igou approaching the business and entering through an open side door at 7:41 that morning and immediately raises his right hand-- as if to be pointing a handgun, charging documents state; just one minute later, Igou emerges from the business with what appears to be a cash box in his right hand.
Responding officers recovered two .22 caliber shell casing from the scene. Gill's autopsy confirmed bullets defects to the head, which ultimately caused his death.
Within hours, the stolen vehicle, a Kia Optima, was found abandoned in a neighborhood near Cheney Lake. Igou, police say, had fled down a trail and ran into Cheney Lake in an attempt to thwart arrest.
APD said Igou was seen dumping items while fleeing from the officers; a distinctive black backpack was recovered near the shoreline, authorities say.
He was taken into custody without further incident. During his apprehension, Igou told officers he was high on methamphetamine, according to charging documents.
A crime scene search of the Kia turned up multiple live .22 rounds and a cash box, matching the description of the stolen one from the paint shop, was found in the trunk of the stolen Kia.
Igou was indicted on eight charges Wednesday, including first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.