Anchorage man charged in Friday homicide

Anchorage police say they are investigating a homicide on Copperbush Court in the Taku/Campbell neighborhood.
Published: Dec. 16, 2022 at 6:27 PM AKST|Updated: Dec. 19, 2022 at 8:32 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Anchorage police say they are investigating a homicide on Copperbush Court in the Taku/Campbell neighborhood.

According to a post, Anchorage police responded to a report referencing a homicide at 1:05 p.m. on Friday. Officers on the scene discovered an adult male who had died of an upper-body wound. Police say they have arrested 32-year-old Jessy B. Amos and charged him with first- and second-degree murder.

“Initial indications are that 32-year-old Jessy B. Amos got into an altercation with his roommate, during which time Amos produced a knife and fatally stabbed the adult male victim,” police wrote. “On December 17th, Amos was released from the hospital and subsequently remanded at the Anchorage Jail on his warrant.”

This story has been updated with additional information.