Suspect arrested in two homicide investigations

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Published: Nov. 22, 2020 at 9:31 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Anchorage Police Department arrested 26-year-old Al Leafa Jr. in connection to two homicide investigations.

Police found the body of an unidentified man in a Lane Street apartment around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. They received a second call of a shooting about an hour later on Peterkin Avenue. Police said the 38-years-old woman survived but later died at the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Police arrested 26-year-old Al Leafa Jr. a short time later. Charging documents say detectives do not believe the two shootings are connected. Leafa Jr. is being held at the Anchorage jail on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of evidence tampering.

The name of one of the victims was released Monday. The other has not been released.

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