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The Latest: Suspect in Anchorage fatal shooting surrenders

September 29, 2016 - 2:29 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on a fatal Anchorage shooting (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

A man sought in the attempted robbery and fatal shooting of an Anchorage woman is in custody.

Anchorage police say 19-year-old Alonzo Tofpi Steward turned himself in at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at police headquarters.

Steward is the fourth person held in the Sept. 22 shooting of 40-year-old Paula Zorawski, who died Wednesday.

Police say Zorawski answered the door of her home northeast of Russian Jack Springs Park and was shot.

A day later, police arrested two 18-year-old men, Michael Fitzgerald and Tommy Hunter Higgs III, on assault, robbery and drug charges.

On Wednesday, 18-year-old Savon Berry was arrested at his home on the same charges.

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11:30 a.m.

An Anchorage woman shot during an attempted robbery died Wednesday.

Anchorage police on Wednesday arrested a third suspect in the case and are seeking a fourth.

Police say 40-year-old Paula Zorawski on Sept. 22 answered the door of her home northeast of Russian Jack Springs Park and was shot.

A day later, police arrested two 18-year-old men, Michael Fitzgerald and Tommy Hunter Higgs III. They remain jailed on charges of assault, robbery and drug misconduct.

Police on Wednesday arrested 18-year-old Savon Berry on the same charges. He was arrested at his home.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Alonzo Tofpi Steward. Police describe him as 5-foot-9, 180-pound African-American man with black hair and brown eyes.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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