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Press Release

Anchorage Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Two Teens

November 6, 2015

(Anchorage, AK) – 21 year old Anchorage resident Christian Beier was indicted on November 5, 2015 for attempting to kill two Anchorage teens in downtown Anchorage on October 23, 2015. The grand jury indicted Beier on two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, four counts of assault in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, and one count of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer.

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.
Beier is expected to be arraigned in Superior Court on Monday, November 9, 2015.

According to charging documents, Anchorage Police received a 911 call reporting a young woman in the area of N Street in Anchorage walking with a towel wrapped around her head. The young woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Anchorage Police found the other victim at a residence on N Street. The second victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the torso. Both victims survived. Beier was identified as a suspect and was apprehended in Anchorage on October 24, 2015.

If convicted, Beier faces a maximum sentence of up to 99 years in prison for attempted murder in the first degree. Sentencing would be based on the judge’s view of the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s criminal history, if any.

CONTACT:  Assistant District Attorney Christina Sherman @ (907) 269-6300 or at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.

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