Woman sought as 3 indicted in 2017 murder
Three people are charged with murdering a man in a drug-related shooting near the Spenard McDonald’s last year, one of whom police are asking for the public’s help to find.
Two of the suspects indicted by a grand jury in the case, police said Wednesday, were out on various release conditions -- and one was an escapee -- at the time of 32-year-old Craig Berumen II’s death on March 8, 2017. He was found dead in a vehicle outside the McDonald’s near the Executive Suites on Spenard Road.
Chaz Shanigan, 22, Devontay Gordon, 25, and Nicole Diaz, 32, were all charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the case. In addition, Shanigan and Diaz are charged with first-degree murder and Shanigan is charged with weapons misconduct.
Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said nothing further was available Wednesday on how the crime was committed. At the time of Berumen’s death, investigators said he had apparently jumped out of a window at the Executive Suites before he was found in the SUV parked nearby.
Shanigan, who was originally sought as a person of interest in the case, was an escapee from the Cordova Center halfway house in Anchorage. He and Gordon, who was out on supervised felony probation at the time of the shooting, are currently held at Southcentral Alaska prisons serving sentences unrelated to Berumen’s death.
Diaz, who was out on bail at the time of the shooting, is still at large.
“In addition to the above charges related to Berumen’s death, she is also an absconder from probation and has a felony fail to appear warrant on the original charges of Theft II and Misconduct Involving a Weapon,” police wrote.
Anyone who sees Diaz is asked to contact APD at 311 or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP or through its website.
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