Anchorage man charged with murder in January shooting
An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges in connection with the January shooting of a man at an Anchorage trailer park.
Austin John Cottrell Jr. has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts of second-degree murder, plus single counts of kidnapping and robbery in the Jan. 28 death of Carl Bowie Jr., according to Anchorage District Attorney Rick Allen’s office.
“The Anchorage Police Department’s Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate others’ involvement in the homicide,” prosecutors wrote. “Anyone with information about this case, including other potential victims, should contact Detective David Cordie with the Anchorage Police Department at (907) 786-8679.”
Police at the time said callers reported shots fired at the Penguin Trailer Court in Spenard, then people running from a trailer where Bowie was found dead. Nobody was detained in an APD perimeter set up in the area.
Neither APD spokespersons nor prosecutors handling the case against Cottrell were immediately available for comment Friday afternoon.
Court records show that a $500,000 arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Cottrell. He was in custody Friday at the Anchorage Jail, according to a statewide inmate database.
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