Alaska Man Shot And Killed His Sister Over Facebook
A 27-year-old man in Anchorage, Alaska has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his sister.
A little after 3 o’clock on Thanksgiving Day, Anchorage police received two separate 911 calls reporting that a woman had been shot in East Anchorage. The first caller identified himself as the uncle of the victim, while the second identified herself as the grandmother of Moses Tony Crowe.
According to reports from Anchorage Daily News, the victim’s uncle told a police dispatcher that “he heard a pop” while he was cooking at the home and that his niece had accidentally been shot. Crowe’s grandmother told cops that her grandson had pulled a gun from his pocket and shot the victim, who was later identified as Amanda Owen, Crowe’s 23-year-old sister.
Once police arrived at the scene, they found Owen had been shot in the head. She ended up being taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
According to the charges, Crowe came into the bedroom and started talking with his sister because he was upset that she had either unfriended or blocked him on Facebook.
The grandmother told detectives that Crowe pulled something out of his pocket that she wasn’t able to see clearly, pointing a black pistol at Owen’s head before the gun went off.
“I’m gonna go to jail for life,” Crowe said, according to his grandmother. He also said he “didn’t mean it” and asked her not to call the police as he left the residence with the handgun.
Crowe was later found near the scene with a Glock pistol and taken into custody by SWAT officers, the charges state. At an arraignment attended by family in Anchorage Jail Court on Friday afternoon, a judge set Crowe’s bail at $500,000.
He is currently being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.