Anchorage police have charged a man with murder after a warehouse shootout early Monday left one man dead and a second wounded.

Ian A. Bradford, 27, was charged with first-degree and second-degree murder in the shooting early Monday at 1630 E. Hartzell Rd., police said in a statement Monday afternoon.

“Initial indications are that Bradford shot the two males during an argument,” police wrote.

An APD officer initially saw a Chevrolet Suburban SUV with no headlights or front license plate at about 1:30 a.m. on East 82nd Ave. The officer followed the Suburban to the warehouse, where its driver and sole occupant then entered the structure.

“After other officers arrived, they heard gunshots from inside the warehouse,” police wrote. “They began to approach the warehouse when they found a deceased male lying outside (he had moved to that location after being shot inside the building). Officers then heard more gunshots being fired inside the building.”

Officers formed a perimeter around the warehouse and announced their presence. One man crawled out of the warehouse with a gunshot wound to the upper body; he was hospitalized and is expected to live. Three other adults also left the warehouse and were detained for questioning.

“[Bradford] refused to comply with officers’ commands,” police wrote. “SWAT responded and also gave commands which Bradford ignored.  A K-9 track was conducted and K-9 Doc located Bradford hiding under a tractor trailer parked on the property. K-9 Doc apprehended Bradford with a bite to the upper arm.”

After treatment and questioning by police, Bradford was arrested on charges including first-degree attempted murder and assault, weapons misconduct as a felon in possession of a weapon and evidence tampering.


One man is dead and another is injured after police said they heard shots fired near a warehouse on East 82nd Avenue early Monday morning. SWAT is on the scene.

At 1:30 a.m., a mid-shift patrol officer saw a suspicious vehicle in the area of East 82nd Avenue and Hartzell Road. In a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, officials said an adult male, who was standing near that vehicle, saw the officer's police vehicle and took off running.

APD said more officers arrived on the scene and heard shots fired. They then found a man dead on the ground outside of a warehouse at 1630 East 82nd Avenue.

Officers gave commands to anyone who may be inside the warehouse. Officials said that's when an adult male came out with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound to his upper body. He was transported to the hospital.

According to the statement, three more adults came outside of the warehouse. They were transported to APD for questioning.

Officers saw a fifth individual hiding in the yard. That person refused to comply with officers' instructions, officials said.

"It is unknown at this time if the original person who ran from officers is still outstanding or if he is one of the people officers currently have contact with," officials said in the statement.

SWAT is on the scene dealing with that fifth person. APD asks people to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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