Man stabbed to death in Douglas


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first_imgA murder occurred on Douglas Island early Wednesday morning at Cedar Park.Juneau police investigate the scene of the murder on Douglas Island Thursday morning (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson said the victim, a 37-year-old male, died from stab wounds after a fight broke out.Chief Johnson said there wasn’t any indication that drugs were involved. But police are investigating if alcohol may have been a factor.The fight was over a piece of property.“Officers at Capital City Fire & Rescue responded to that report,” Johnson said. “There was one fatality and then a second person was also injured and taken to the hospital. The other person involved is in police custody and we are talking to them.”The other victim, a 19-year-old male, was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Juneau Community Concern, a Facebook group, identified that person as Michael Sharclane.Bartlett spokesperson, Jim Strader, confirmed there is a male with that name at the hospital. Strader said that Michael Sharclane is in stable condition.Chief Johnson said the crime appears to be an isolated incident.Ursula Stewart, who lives at Cedar Park, said she was scared. Stewart said she saw emergency responders put the victim inside the body bag.“It was horrendous,” she said. “I’m from like a really bad neighborhood in California and I’ve never seen something like that.”The Police are not looking for any other suspects but are asking witnesses to come forward with any information. You can contact JPD at 586-0600.last_img

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