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Man killed in Spenard shooting identified by police, case being investigated as a homicide

Officers investigate a shooting on McRae Road in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska...
Officers investigate a shooting on McRae Road in the Spenard neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, June 17, 2021.(Phil Walczak/Alaska's News Source)
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:20 PM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:56 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A shooting in Spenard that happened in June is now being investigated as a homicide after a man who was taken to the hospital died earlier this month, according to police.

The Anchorage Police Department sent out an update Thursday identifying the man as 33-year-old Arthur Solomon Jr.

Officers with the APD responded to a report of a shooting on McRae Road around 4:40 p.m. on June 17, according to a release from the department. McRae Road was temporarily closed between Spenard Road and Turnagain Road, and people were advised to avoid the area while officers investigated.

Police found one wounded man when they arrived on the scene and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. He died on July 22, according to an update from the department on July 26.

Officers are still investigating the shooting, including the number of people involved. No charges have been filed in the case, though an APD spokesperson said via email at the time that the department took several people in for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 311.

This is a developing story that will be updated as information becomes available.

Editor’s note: This article was updated with additional information.

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