Court docs: Black Angus Inn homicide suspect known as 'Joey Snow' left Alaska
A man Anchorage police have identified as a suspect in a homicide at the Black Angus Inn left the state of Alaska, according to court documents, which do not specify his current whereabouts.
Brant Marshall, 39, who is known to acquaintances as "Joey Snow" and "Snowy" is now wanted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges.
A criminal complaint written by APD Detective Brendan Lee details what investigators have learned about a Dec. 3 shooting that killed 34-year-old Grant Fowler.
According to the complaint, APD officers responded to the Black Angus Inn around 4:30 p.m. in reference to a report of a person "bleeding out." They found a man, later identified Fowler, in the doorway of room #234 suffering from a gunshot wound. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Surveillance video provided by motel staff showed a man leaving the room with what appeared to be a black jacket covering his head. Soon after, several other people left the room.
The next day, an APD detective contacted a witness who had left before police arrived. The witness she knew the man in the room who had a gun as "Snowy."
"[The witness] told [the detective] that ["Snowy"] had the gun in his hand and told them not to move," the complaint reads. "[The witness] said ["Snowy"] was accusing them of stealing something of his and then he ran at [Fowler] with the gun in his hand. [The witness] said the gun went off and then it went flying through the air."
APD then released a photo of the suspect to the public and later identified the man seen in the surveillance video as Marshall.
On Dec. 12, APD spoke to another witness who told detectives several people were hanging out in the room when Marshall became angry. He was asking people where his "foils" were.
"[The witness] said [Marshall] had a gun, and pointed it at everyone in the room. [The witness] said [Marshall] told everyone to pack their stuff and leave. [The witness] said she saw [Marshall] walking behind [Fowler] towards the door and then she heard a gunshot. [The witness] said [Fowler] fell to the floor and was bleeding from his back. [The witness] said [Marshall] apologized and left the room."
According to the complaint, detectives learned Marshall had traveled outside of Alaska during their investigation. His criminal history includes convictions of sexual abuse of a minor, assault and failure to register as a sex offender.
Anyone with information on Marshall is asked to call police dispatch at 311 or Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP to remain anonymous.
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