Advisory: Update: Michael Marquez and juvenile male arrested in homicide investigation; 700 blk N. Bliss Str
An update to the preliminary investigation found that there was an altercation in the 500 block of North Bliss Street between a group consisting of juveniles and late-teens. During the altercation, the juvenile male suspect shoots the victim in the upper body, hands off the gun to an adult male and flees on foot towards the apartment building where officers conducted the high risk search. The adult male suspect was later located in the area, taken into custody, questioned by detectives and transported to jail. Officers returned to the apartment building, served a search warrant and collected evidence. After reviewing the evidence and multiple interviews, detectives requested officers with the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) to locate the juvenile male suspect. He was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North Flower Street. He was questioned by detectives and transported to the McLaughlin Youth Center.
The adult male suspect has been identified as Michael Marquez (19-years-old). He faces a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Charges for the juvenile male suspect have been referred to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice.
The identity of the victim will be released once next of kin procedures are completed.
Officers with the K9 Unit, Cyber Crimes Unit and VICE also assisted with this investigation.
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