ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Latest on a triple homicide at a coin and precious metals shop in Anchorage, Alaska (all times local):
Documents say a man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in a shooting at an Anchorage, Alaska, coin and precious metals shop told police he witnessed the shootout but left while it continued.
Authorities, however, say in the charging documents that 43-year-old Anthony Pisano shot and killed three men after he fought with the shop owner.
Pisano pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is being held on $500,000 bail in the deaths of the shop owner, 31-year-old Steven Cook, and two men who lived in the building, 48-year-old Kenneth Hartman and 31-year-old Daniel McCreadie.
A witness told police Pisano shoved his way into Cook’s office, started a fight, pulled a gun and shot Cook. The witness told police he took Pisano’s gun and fled.
In the documents, police allege Pisano used another gun, possibly Cook’s, and shot McCreadie and Hartman after they entered the store from their apartments. Cook’s gun has not been recovered.