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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday February 6th, 2018 :: 10:59 a.m. AKST


Victim identified in the homicide on January 28th.

The homicide victim has been identified as 52-year-old Carl R. Bowie JR.  There have been no arrests and there are no further details being released at this time.
On 1/28/18 around 8:15 p.m., Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of 36th Avenue and Arctic Blvd. As officers with the Patrol Division were arriving in the area, Dispatch received additional calls about shots being fired in the 3400 block of Spenard Road. When officers arrived on scene, witnesses reported hearing the shots and seeing several people running in different directions. Officers discovered the body of an adult male inside a residence. He was declared dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, please call APD Dispatch at 786-8900 (press “0” to speak with an operator).  To remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or online at

APD Case: 18-4163

Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Renee Oistad
Community Relations

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