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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old woman is being held on suspicion of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after a fatal shooting in Anchorage.

Anchorage police arrested Marilyn Tilo-Maiava early Tuesday morning.

Police around 12:30 a.m. took a report of a suicide at an apartment and found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Investigators say the man had brought a handgun to the apartment, where adults and juveniles were present.

The gun was a passed around and handled by multiple people. As the gun was handled my Tilo-Maiava, it fired, striking the man. His name has not been released.

Police say alcohol and drugs are factors in the case.

Online court records do not list an attorney for Tilo-Maiava.


An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect spelling of Tilo-Maiava’s last name.