Man shot, killed in Anchorage parking lot

Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A 28-year-old man is under arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Anchorage's Mountain View section.

Police say Ryan Angelo Malapit Sargento of Anchorage has been arrested on charges of first degree murder, second degree murder and evidence tampering in connection with the death of 30-year-old John Lee Taylor Jr., also of Anchorage.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to police, witnesses said the two men argued over the ownership of a cell phone. Police say Sargento fired a gun at Taylor, then pistol-whipped him.

Police believe Sargento got rid of the gun, then hid in a nearby shed, where he was found by a canine officer.

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