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 APD Investigates Fatal Shooting at Midtown Residence 


Police Department

Anchorage Police Department

Press Release

December 7, 2013

Contact:  Jennifer Castro

APD Public Information Officer

786-8571 Office

Subject: Woman charged with Murder 2 in fatal shooting
Case: 13-53624

Update to Release at 2:22 p.m.

Police have identified the male victim of the fatal shooting in case 13-53624 as 24-year-old Ryan Tamborrino. His next of kin have been notified.

Original Release at 8:56 a.m.

Anchorage police have arrested and charged 27-year-old Bonnie Degenstein with Murder 2 in the fatal shooting of an adult male last night.

On Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:16 p.m. APD Dispatch received a call by Degenstein reporting she and the male had been drinking and playing with a gun inside of a residence located on the 500 block of West 54th Avenue, and she had accidently shot him.

When Police and medics arrived they discovered a male at the residence who had been shot. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. APD is still notifying his next-of-kin.

The APD Crime Scene Team and detectives responded to conduct an investigation of the shooting. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. Degenstein is expected to be arraigned this afternoon.

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Note:  A criminal charge is merely an accusation of criminal wrongdoing.  All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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