Updated: Juneau police investigate murder

Update | Oct. 21, 2015 3:25 pm

Juneau police have identified Christopher D. Strawn, 32, as the shooter. Strawn was arrested for first degree murder and transported to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Update | Oct. 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Juneau police have identified the victim in Tuesday night’s shooting as 30-year-old Brandon C. Cook.

Cook was fatally shot at Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park around 10:30 p.m. Police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance and found Cook on the ground. He was pronounced dead by Capital City Fire/Rescue.

Police spokesperson Erann Kalwara said officers sprang into action to find the shooter.

“Conducted a search of the residence for the suspect and then started searching other areas for the suspect,” she said.

Police have yet to name the 32-year-old suspect who fled the scene. Kalwara said he was located just a few blocks away at his residence on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive.

A SWAT team was organized to take him into custody.

“They waited until 8:30 to execute the plan because we wanted to make sure morning’s traffic, kids on their way to school, those kinds of things were taken into the consideration,” Kalwara said. “When they did make entry, he was taken without much further ado and then brought back to the police department.”

Kalwara said the motive for the shooting is under investigation. The suspect’s name is expected to be released later today.

Original story | Oct. 21, 2015 10:59 am 

Juneau police are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old man, whose identity has not been released. Police responded to a call Tuesday night that a male shot another male at the 2800 block of Mendenhall Loop Road.

When officers arrived, they found the victim severely injured on the floor. The suspect had fled the scene.

Police detained the 32-year-old suspect on Wednesday morning but have not released his identity. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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