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(AK) Grocer kills burglar after confrontation 10-22-03

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    WAGCEVP Member

    May 26, 2003
    (AK) Grocer kills burglar after confrontation 10-22-03
    Date: Oct 22, 2003 11:43 PM
    Alakanuk man shot by grocer
    DEATH: Troopers investigate after manager kills suspected burglar.
    Anchorage Daily News
    (Published: October 22, 2003)

    A grocery store manager shot and killed a suspected burglar Sunday in
    Alakanuk, a small village 15 miles inland from the coast of the Bering
    Sea, Alaska State Troopers said.
    Abraham Kilbuck, 18, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest,
    troopers said.

    No arrests have been made in the shooting, which took place sometime
    before 6 a.m. at D F Jorgensen Co., one of three grocery stores in
    Alakanuk, a community of about 650 people northwest of Bethel.

    Troopers said Jorgensen manager Larry Koslosky, who lives about 40 yards
    away from the store, noticed early Sunday morning that all the security
    lights around his business were off.
    He grabbed a handgun and went to see what was going on, troopers said.

    Koslosky, 54, discovered that a padlock on the store's breaker box had
    been broken off and that the electricity had been shut off, said trooper
    spokesman Greg Wilkinson. Inside the store, Koslosky confronted Kilbuck
    and shot him, troopers said.

    Details about what happened during the confrontation, including whether
    Kilbuck was armed, were not released. Troopers are investigating,
    Wilkinson said.

    Reached by telephone Tuesday at his store, Koslosky said troopers had
    instructed him not to talk about the shooting.

    "This is a very traumatic thing," he said. "I feel so sad about what
    happened. I wish I could spill my guts. I'd feel better. But I can't."

    Koslosky said he has lived in Alakanuk for about 2 ½ years and he was
    acquainted with the young man he shot. Kilbuck had done some labor for
    him about a month ago, he said.

    Kilbuck's family, also reached by telephone in Alakanuk, said Tuesday
    they weren't ready to talk about the shooting. Alakanuk Mayor Frank
    Alstrom Jr. said community members planned to meet Tuesday night to
    discuss the shooting.

    "We're going to try to find out what the truth was," he said. "We
    really know what happened."

    A trooper from Bethel and a crime scene technician from Anchorage flew
    to Alakanuk on
    Sunday morning and stayed until Monday evening, collecting evidence and
    conducting interviews, Wilkinson said. Kilbuck's body is being flown to
    Anchorage for an autopsy, he said.
  2. Newton

    Newton Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    The trooper had to fly in from Bethel.

    Kind of rules out the whole "dial 911" thing doesn't it.
  3. Keith

    Keith Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Kodiak, Alaska
    This one will get ugly.

    Everyone in that village is related and have ties going back hundreds of generations. The grocer is an outsider and it's not going to matter much whether he was justified or not. He needs to seek employment elsewhere, and quickly!

  4. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Chino Valley, AZ., USA
    So he didn't just shoot a burgler...
    He shot the town.


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