Mountain View Victim Dies in Hospital, Case now Elevated to Homicide

APD reports that a Thursday night assault case has been elevated to a homicide with the death of the victim, identified as 40-year-old Tupou Satini Jr.

On Thursday night, at 11:20 pm, Anchorage Patrol officers responded to the 3900-block of East 8th Avenue after receiving a report of a man lying in the street. When officers arrived, they found the male victim in the street with injuries consistent with being a victim of an assault.

Officers closed down 8th Avenue between Bragaw and Klevin Street and conducted an investigation while the victim was transported to a local hospital. Several persons were detained and interviewed about the incident.

APD reported just before 6 am on Friday morning that the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and the investigation is now classified as a homicide.

APD has yet to release suspect description or details.

Anyone with information about this investigation, including surveillance video, is asked to call Dispatch at 311 (option #1).