A sport-utility vehicle associated with Anchorage’s first homicide of 2018, in the downtown area just minutes into the New Year, is still being sought by police.

APD issued a new call Tuesday for any information on a silver or gray Chevrolet Trailblazer seen near 4th Avenue and D Street, which was missing the passenger-side half of its front bumper.

The vehicle and its occupants are sought in the death of 39-year-old Timothy Smith, who was found at about 12:15 a.m. in the area with gunshot wounds which proved fatal after he was taken to a hospital.

Asked what prompted the re-release of the Trailblazer’s photo, APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said investigators are “hoping someone will step forward with information regarding this vehicle and its occupants.”

“This is still an open investigation; no charges have been filed,” Oistad wrote.

Anyone with information on the SUV or the case is asked to call APD at 311, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.

Anchorage stands at six homicides so far this year, the latest that of 36-year-old Tyshaun Gray whose body was discovered Monday in Spenard.

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