Fairbanks man charged with 1st Degree Murder in Washington Drive homicide

Fairbanks Police Department has reported a homicide that took place in the Fairbanks neighborhood of Washington Drive.
Published: Nov. 7, 2022 at 4:32 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) has reported a homicide that took place early this morning in the neighborhood of Washington Drive in Fairbanks.

Around 2 a.m., Monday morning, a caller alerted the Fairbanks Communications Center stating that they had heard gunshots coming from a neighbor’s house, then witnessed a man walk out of the residence and throw a gun on the ground, according to a FPD press release.

Fairbanks Police were dispatched to the scene, where they found 19-year-old Jason Alvarez. Aalvarez told officers he called 911 and that he had shot someone. Officers recovered a gun at the scene.

FPD and Fairbanks Fire Medics entered an apartment and found an adult male who died from apparent gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, the victim and suspect were hanging out with several people in the apartment the night the shooting took place.

Alvarez was taken into custody and charged with Murder in the 1st Degree.

The name of the victim will not be released until next of kin are notified.

Police are asking anyone who has information regarding this case to call FPD detectives at 907-450-6550.