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Trio Indicted for Shooting and Subsequent Evidence Tampering

May 29, 2015

(Anchorage, AK) – A grand jury indicted Lamont Moore and Isaiah Holloway for shooting and attempting to kill Dominic Ruff in Anchorage on May 18, 2015. The grand jury also indicted Isaiah Holloway and his brother Ishmael Holloway for tampering with evidence after the shooting.

All three are scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Monday June 1, 2015. The grand jury indicted Moore and Isaiah Holloway on two counts for the shooting: attempted murder in the first degree and assault in the first degree. The grand jury also indicted Moore on misconduct involving weapons in the third degree for possessing a handgun as a felon. Finally, the grand jury indicted the Holloway brothers on one count of evidence tampering for tampering with the gun the day after the shooting. Ishmael Holloway was also charged with a misdemeanor of violating his conditions of release, because he was on bail release from a prior shooting.

The State alleges that Moore and Isaiah Holloway drove behind Ruff. As Ruff was backing into a parking spot in Fairview, Moore jumped out of the car driven by Holloway. Moore approached Ruff’s car and shot at him four times through the front windshield. Ruff ducked but was hit in the arm. Moore jumped back in his car, and Holloway drove the two away. Medics rushed Ruff to the hospital. Moore and Holloway were subsequently arrested for the shooting. From jail, Isaiah Holloway called his brother Ishmael Holloway and told him to clean the gun. Police were conducting surveillance and stopped Ishmael Holloway, shortly after he left a garage where the car and gun were. He had cleaning equipment in his car.

If convicted, Lamont Moore and Isaiah Holloway face maximum sentences of up to 99 years in prison for attempted murder in the first degree. Ishmael Holloway faces a maximum sentence of five years for the evidence tampering. Sentencing is based on the judge’s view of the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s criminal history.

The indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are presumed innocent. The State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorneys Michal Stryszak (michal.stryszak@alaska.gov) or Kevin Bergt (kevin.bergt@alaska.gov) @ (907) 269-6300 at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.

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