Police say man shot girlfriend before killing himself Oct. 3 in Chugiak

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 15:42

Police say a woman is expected to survive after she was shot by her boyfriend, who then fatally turned the gun on himself during an Oct. 3 incident in Chugiak.

Police were called to Rosebud Row Avenue in Chugiak at around 10:38 p.m. for a report of a suicide, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad.

“An adult male had gotten into an altercation with his girlfriend,” Oistad wrote in a synopsis of the incident. “The male shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Police identified the man as 34-year-old Justin Susewind. Oistad said Susewind’s next-of-kin have been notified of his death.

Oistad said the woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening wounds. Police did not release her name.

The incident is similar to one in August in which a 61-year-old man shot a woman before killing himself in East Anchorage.

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