Bail set at $10 Million for man charged in Fairbanks Safeway shooting

Shooting at West Safeway
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Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 10:03 AM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Bail has been set for a man charged with murder at Safeway on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

According to a press release from the Department of Law, 41-year-old Joshua Eric Butcher was arraigned on Monday, on one count of first-degree murder. Harley Ray Titus was the victim. A second individual was also injured in the incident. Butcher later turned himself into the Fairbanks Police Department.

Fairbanks District Attorney Joe Dallaire says the case is still under investigation. He said, “We are considering additional charges against Mr. Butcher and will continue working diligently with the Fairbanks Police Department in the interim.” He went on to encourage anybody with information regarding the events to contact Detective Butler with the Fairbanks Police Department at (907) 450-6550.

Butcher is currently being held by the Department of Corrections on $10 million bail. His next court date is a preliminary hearing on January 6, 2022, at 3:15 p.m. in the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks.

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