An Anchorage man is dead and a Palmer man is in custody following a road rage incident in the Willow area Sunday night.
Gavin Christiansen, 38, of Palmer, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges of first-degree and second-degree murder. Christiansen reportedly shot and killed Devin Moorhouse, 35, of Anchorage, according to the Alaska State Troopers.
Christiansen is a former candidate for state Senate. He was running for the seat in District F, which is currently occupied by Sen. Shelley Hughes. Christiansen dropped out of the race earlier this year. Hughes, a Republican, is now running against Jim Cooper, an independent.
AST received the report of a road range incident from Christiansen just before 9 p.m. Sunday, troopers said. The incident started at a gravel pit off Willow-Fishhook Road when Moorhouse’s vehicle struck Christiansen’s vehicle. Christiansen fired shots at Morehouse’s vehicle as Moorhouse drove away, troopers said. Christiansen followed Moorhouse for about five miles before Moorhouse’s vehicle crashed into a ditch at about Mile 37 of Willow-Fishhook Road. Troopers said that is the location of the final shooting.
There was also a juvenile in Moorhouse’s vehicle during the incident who was uninjured, according to troopers.
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