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Murder #28: Thanksgiving in East Anchorage

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UPDATE II: The suspect, Moses Crowe, was apprehended at around 8:40 pm and booked into the Anchorage Jail.

UPDATE: On Nov. 28, police were conducting a K9 search for homicide suspect Moses Crowe on the 200-block of McCarrey Street.  Officers asked residents in the area to stay inside, and others to avoid the area.  If you see the suspect please call 911. 

Crowe is 27-years-old, 6’02” tall, 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

A family is missing a loved one tonight, after a woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, died from a gunshot wound on Thanksgiving Day in Anchorage.

Police said that a report of a gunshot at the 200 block of McCarrey Street came in at about 3:14 pm, and they responded, and found the woman with a bullet wound in her upper body. She died at the hospital, and police consider the case a homicide, although have made no arrests, nor released information about a suspect.

It’s the 28th known homicide in Anchorage in 2019, the same number of total homicides in Alaska’s largest city in 2018, with 32 days to go until the end of the year. Anchorage set a record for homicide in 2017, with 38 reported.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Suzanne,
    How many or what percentage of homicides during the last decade were from “gun shots” here in Alaska?
    I am curious…we always hear the total number but rarely if ever have statistics on how many were directly related to firearms.
    It seems like over 90 percent to me.
    Probably over 90 percent of homicides also involve Alcohol in Alaska.

    • Certainly guns are used in the vast majority of homicides, no doubt. And another interesting statistic is the number of accidental deaths they cause vs. the number of successful self-defense incidents attributable to them. Let’s see that one, too.

      Face it – more guns in circulation, especially in the wrong hands, result in more deaths. Period. Once a gun enters the mix in a situation, the odds of deadly, irreversible harm occurring go way, way up.

      It’s time for much more restrictive gun regulation, and it’s well within the bounds of the (badly flawed) Heller decision, where Scalia wrote that the right to gun ownership “is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose”.

      Gun-loving Alaskans know this, but most just don’t want to admit it.

      I’m a gun owner. Regulate me.

      • I recommend you voluntarily submit your weapons to the government. You will be able to sleep well at night due to your self regulation. The rest of us will abide by the settled law of the land.

        • Such paranoia, firmly implanted into the minds of people by NRA propaganda. They are being used, and don’t even realize it.

          • “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
            – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

          • Ok then you give up the first amendment and see how that works out.

        • …water takes the path of least resistance, what path do you think someone with a weapon will take….?

      • What claptrap!
        Regulate yourself…like every other law abiding gun owner.
        Gun crimes are committed by (shock) CRIMINALS!!
        I have no doubt that this loser was prohibited by law from owning a gun.

      • You are not a gun owner, Whidbey. You are just a progressive Commie troll living in your mother’s basement. The purpose of government is to protect our rights. Self protection is a right granted by God.

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