Memorial held for Spenard Road triple-murder victims
The families of three men shot to death last week at a Spenard Road business gathered Friday morning to remember their lives.
Loved ones of 31-year-old Bullion Brothers owner Steven Cook, 48-year-old Kenneth Hartman and 31-year-old Daniel McCreadie met at the old Spenard Street Pawn Shop in the wake of the Sept. 13 shooting.
Police arrested 43-year-old Anthony Pisano on the day of the shooting in what investigators called a triple murder, saying he started a fight with Cook at the Bullion Brothers building. The former Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier then allegedly shot Cook and the other men, driving away before a tip led police to pull him over in a traffic stop near the Jewel Lake area.
On Friday, the shooting victims’ relatives mourned their loss.
"My husband was awesome,” said Jayne Hartman, Kenneth Hartman’s widow. “People love him. He had a ton of friends, family, grandchildren. He was an awesome man."
"We have a strong family -- the McCreadie family is always been strong,” said Michael Wilson McCreadie, Daniel McCreadie’s uncle. “We always try to look out for one another; when tragedies happen like this we stick together and get through them. That's what Daniel would want.”
Members of Cook’s family declined to speak with KTVA at the event.
Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion announced Friday that Pisano was indicted Thursday on three counts of first-degree murder in the shootings, each of which carry a maximum 99-year penalty.