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Wanted man in homicide case arrested near Chester Creek Park

After a large police presence closed down a section of the Chester Creek Park near Lake Otis Parkway and 20th Ave. on Saturday due to gunfire, police arrested 24-year-old Timothy Wood, a man they’ve sought in connection with a homicide that took place on Jan. 29.

In January, officers were called to an apartment in the 600 block of west 34th Ave. because a death had occurred there, evidently several days earlier.

The victim, 36-year-old Steven John, had sustained traumatic blows to his body and police put out an alert to the community, looking for Wood, who they wanted to speak to in connection with the death.

Wood was arrested today on an outstanding warrant for “failure to appear” in April on an assault charge. But police advised that more charges may be forthcoming.

As officers were conducting their search for the shooter, they also arrested another person wanted on an outstanding felony warrant. 31-year-old Sally Gosuk is now in the Anchorage Jail on an existing felony warrant for Assault III.

The area has been cleared by police.

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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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