Suspect arrested in shooting death of Tanana man

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Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 12:22 PM AKST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 2:57 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A suspect is in custody after a man was shot and killed in Tanana on Friday, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.

Francis James Roberts, 25, of Tanana, is charged with first-degree murder.

At 4:38 p.m. Friday, troopers got a report that Francis Edger Roberts, 72, of Tanana, had been shot.

Roberts was pronounced dead from his injuries at the Tanana clinic.

Troopers came to Tanana and took Francis James Roberts into custody. The Department of Public Safety is reporting that the suspect is the great-nephew of the deceased.

Francis James Roberts was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. He was arraigned on Sunday and is currently being held on a $5 million bail.

Troopers are not looking for any other suspects in the case.

This story has been updated with additional information.