APD: Jewel Lake home-invasion shooting death was drug-related
The home-invasion suspect fatally shot by a Jewel Lake resident a week ago has been named by Anchorage police, who say the incident in which he died was apparently linked to drugs.
Terrance Williams, 25, was the man who died after the Aug. 15 confrontation on the 3700 block of Core Court, police said in a Tuesday statement. His next of kin have been notified.
“Detectives believe this crime to be drug-related,” police wrote.
Investigators had previously said Williams was one of two suspects who entered a Core Court residence at about 5:20 a.m., prompting an exchange of fire between him and a man inside. Both suspects fled, and responding officers found Williams outside; medics took him to a local hospital, where he died.
There wasn’t any word Tuesday on why police consider Williams’ death to be drug-related, according to APD spokesman MJ Thim. Thim also declined to answer questions on what if anything was taken from the residence, or whether police have identified the second suspect in the case.
Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion said Williams’ shooting was still under investigation by police, and hadn’t been referred to his office for evaluation of any potential criminal charges against the resident who shot him.
“We’re not even in a position to start our review,” Campion said.
Police are still seeking information on the shooting or surveillance video of it from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 907-786-8900; Anchorage Crime Stoppers can also accept tips at 907-561-STOP or through its website.