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Anchorage Police Department
Sunday February 11th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. AKST
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Christoper Espiritu-Simpson and juvenile male arrested in homicide and shots fired investigation

Update:
On February 10th, detectives with the Homicide Unit and officers with the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) served a search warrant for a residence in the 900 block of East 20th Avenue. The warrant was in reference to a homicide investigation and a shots fired investigation. Detectives took two suspects (an adult male and a juvenile male) into custody for questioning. They were eventually arrested and transported to jail.
 
The preliminary shots fired investigation found that on 12/27/17 at 1:44 a.m., the suspects fired multiple shots at a residence in the 6700 block of Stella Place. No one was injured.
 
The preliminary homicide investigation (see below) found that on 12/30/17 at 2:59 a.m., the suspects fired multiple shots at a party bus dropping people off at an apartment complex in the area of Oklahoma Street and Boundary Avenue. An adult female on the bus was shot in the upper body. No one else was injured.
 
The adult male suspect has been identified as Christopher Espiritu-Simpson (19-years-old). He faces charges including Murder 2 and multiple counts of Misconduct Involving a Weapon. Charges are pending against the juvenile male.
 
If you have information to help solve a crime and are afraid to give your name, call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or go online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com. You can remain anonymous and still help us catch the criminals.
 
Update 1/15/18:
The victim from the December 30th Oklahoma Street shooting has died. She has been identified as Juanita Lolesio. This case is being investigated as a homicide. 

There is no suspect information to release at this time. 

Anyone with information about this case should call police at (907) 786-8900 and press 0 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP. 

Original:
On December 30th at 2:59am APD responded to a shots fired call near the 100 block of Oklahoma Street where multiple shell casings were found. At 3:13am an adult female arrived at a local hospital with life threatening gunshot wounds. Multiple witnesses were with the female and were questioned by APD. There is no suspect information to release at this time. If anyone has information regarding his case please call APD at (907) 786-8900 or to stay anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (907) 561-STOP.
 
APD Case: 17-53433 (homicide)
APD Case: 17-52993 (shots fired)
 

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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MJ Thim
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mthim@muni.org
907-786-8571

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