APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting
Anchorage police say a man who faces charges connected to a fatal Mountain View shooting nearly two months ago is now in custody.
According to a statement from APD, a Crime Stoppers tip along with information developed through the investigation, led officers to the 2600 block of East 17th Avenue on Tuesday where they spotted Clint Registe, 36, walking through the neighborhood by himself.
He was then taken into custody without incident at 6:09 p.m. and taken to the Anchorage Jail for questioning. Following that, Registe was remanded on his murder warrant.
Registe was wanted for a manslaughter count in the July 20 death of 31-year-old Brittney Sparks. Her shooting, inside an apartment on the 600 block of North Hoyt Street, was initially reported to be accidental but police soon deemed it a homicide.
APD spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said that the updated image of Registe released by police was “a recent surveillance photo obtained by detectives,” but declined to say when or where it was taken.
“Registe's appearance has slightly changed from the original photo released,” police wrote in a statement accompanying the new image.
Sparks’ shooting was one of two separate deaths in Mountain View just hours apart, with police responding later that evening to a North Bliss Street shooting that claimed the life of 15-year-old Raynaldo Khotesouvan. Luimariamofoa Polu, 16, stands accused of first-degree murder in that case, after Polu allegedly told police he thought Khotesouvan was a member of a rival gang – a claim the victim’s family denies.
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