Occupant of apartment kills
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"Occupant of apartment kills intruder"
By Peter Porco
Anchorage Daily News
(Published April 3, 2001)
A man who broke into a Midtown apartment early
Monday was shot dead by an occupant, Anchorage police said.
John DaSilva Jr., 27, of Anchorage was
pronounced dead inside the small apartment at 3105 Eureka St., a gray
flat-roofed five-plex. DaSilva may have been trying to burglarize the home,
No charges have been filed in the case.
At least three people were inside the bedroom
of apartment No. 1 at 3:30 a.m. when DaSilva broke the window beside the door
and entered the kitchen-living area, said Detective Eric Hamre. He walked into
the bedroom, where a confrontation took place, and was shot with a handgun by
one of the people there.
"We don't have information about exactly
what words were exchanged between the two," Hamre said.
DaSilva was known to one or more of the
occupants, Hamre said, but he was not considered a friend.
Police would not say whether DaSilva carried a
weapon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A neighbor living in an adjoining apartment
said he was awakened by the sound of the window crashing.
"I heard a bunch of yelling, then a pop,
pop, pop-pop-pop," said David King, a construction worker from Kenai who
has been living on weekdays in the building for about two years.
King learned later that a man had been fatally
shot, he said, when police knocked on his door and asked whether he was all
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