Anchorage police now say a man in a car found dead in the Jewel Lake area Friday night was shot.
Police spokesman MJ Thim said in a message that police had responded to the 8900 block of Dewberry Street, off Dimond Boulevard east of Jewel Lake Road. His death was originally considered suspicious Friday evening, but Thim said Saturday morning that the case is now Anchorage's fifth homicide of 2018.
"The victim was shot in the upper body," Thim wrote Saturday. "[Detectives] believe this was a targeted and drug-related crime."