Police name suspect, victims in Spenard triple homicide
Anchorage police have identified the suspect arrested in
as 43-year-old Anthony Pisano. He has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
The victims have also been identified as 31-year-old Steven Cook, 48-year-old Kenneth Hartman, and 31-year-old Daniel McCreadie. Police say Cook was the owner of Bullion Brothers, the precious metals shop where the shooting took place.
“The preliminary investigation found the suspect started a fight with the owner for unknown reasons, pulled out a gun and shot the owner multiple times,” police wrote in a statement Wednesday morning. “The suspect then shot the other two victims before fleeing the scene.”
Shortly after the shooting, police received a tip that Pisano was in a vehicle heading towards the Jewel Lake area. As officers were on their way to find him, Pisano called APD and said he wanted to turn himself in.
“Based on his call and the information from the tip, officers were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody,” police say. “No additional details are being released at this time pending the investigation.”
According to APD spokesman MJ Thim, both McCreadie and Hartman lived in the building where the business is located. Public records show that Cook co-owned the business with man named Mike Dupree. Attempts by Channel 2 to contact Dupree on Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Pisano has no prior criminal history, according to online state court records. Thim says detectives are still trying to determine why he started fighting with Cook, and what led up to the shooting.
Anyone with more information, or surveillance footage of this incident, is still being encouraged to contact police at 786-8900 or submit an anonymous tip through Crimestoppers at 561-STOP.