Troopers from Aniak traveled to Marshall via Department of Public Safety aircraft on Monday morning after receiving a report of a gunshot death in that rural community at 3:35 am.
The caller, the community health aide, called in the incident after receiving a call reporting that a person was shot and killed at the victim’s home at 3 am. The health aide responded to the residence to confirm the report.
After the health aide’s confirmation, “a former village police officer responded and secured the residence pending State Trooper arrival,” troopers reported on Tuesday.
When troopers arrived in the community, their investigation revealed that 31-year-old Marshall resident, Nick Coffee shot and killed 62-year-old Anna Rossman, the fiancee of his father, as she slept. Troopers say Coffee admitted to shooting the 62-year-old woman with a .22 caliber rifle and only stopped shooting after he ran out of bullets.
At the conclusion of the initial investigation in Marshall, troopers arrested Coffee and charged him with Murder I and Murder II. He was transported to Bethel and remanded to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center.
Rossman’s remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage, and Rossman’s next of kin were notified of her death.