Person of interest sought in Taku-Campbell homicide
Anchorage Police are looking for a man who is believed to have witnessed the Taku-Campbell neighborhood homicide earlier in the week, authorities say.
Detectives are looking to speak to Jason E. Premo, 41, to discuss what he may have witnessed, according to a statement from APD.
Police say he was one of the 17 people arrested at Walmart in February for APD's "retail blitz" -- an effort to deter shoplifting. He was arrested for misconduct involving controlled substances after he “was contacted regarding a possible fraudulent return of merchandise and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.”
Premo is described as a 5-foot-9 tall male around 165 pounds with brown hair and eyes.
The victim was identified Wednesday as Geoffrey Sorden, 48. APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said no new details were available on the case Wednesday.
According to a previous statement from APD, an altercation took place upstairs in the apartment between a group of people that ended in two people getting shot.
Detectives believe the shooting was targeted.
"They believe the altercation was related to on-going activity inside the residential building possibly involving money and drugs," APD wrote.
At about 4 p.m. Monday, officers received word of a shooting at a home in the 6000 block of Austin Street. Responding officers found two adult males suffering gunshot wounds-- one of whom, APD says, was declared deceased on scene.
The second victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released.
"While the dynamics of the shooting are still under investigation, officers believe they have made contact with everyone involved," APD says.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Police Dispatch's non-emergency line at 311 (option#1). To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.
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