Anchorage police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead Tuesday night as a homicide.

On Wednesday, police named 22-year-old Samuel J. Fair as the suspect. The Anchorage Police Department says Fair was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment prior to the victim’s death.

“Now that this incident is being investigated as a homicide, the District Attorney’s Office may add or amend charges as necessary,” APD said.

Officers responded to a home near East 26th Avenue and Boniface Parkway around 8:15 p.m. after getting reports that someone was shot, a community alert from the department stated.

A preliminary investigation found a group of adults were inside the home handling a rifle when "it fired off a round," hitting the man in his upper body.

Officers found the man when they arrived. The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police confirmed Wednesday morning he died from his injuries.

Police said all of the adults in the group knew each other and multiple people were taken into custody for questioning. APD later determined the people involved were roommates. 

APD says detectives are continuing to investigate. The victim's identity will be released after next of kin are notified.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the incident occurred at an address on East 26th Avenue near Aspen Heights Loop. According to court documents, the address was closer to Boniface Parkway. 

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