FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015
UPDATED SURVEILLANCE RELEASED IN HOMICIDE OF JOHN KAVAIRLOOK, JR. (New video)
Fairbanks Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying four people police would like to question regarding the homicide of John D. Kavairlook, Jr., on May 17, 2015. New video and photos are being released of the individuals detectives are attempting to locate.
FPD has released a segment of the surveillance video which shows the front parking lot of Walgreens on May 17, 2015, with the four subjects walking toward Rock n’ Rodeo. FPD also obtained additional surveillance video from a local business showing four subjects walking through a business in the Bentley Mall on Saturday May 16, 2015, at about 2:00 p.m., approximately 12 hours prior to the shooting. These subjects appear to match the original description of the four individuals being sought. All three videos were captured within a 24 hour period.
Information from the prior press release:
Mr. Kavairlook Jr., DOB 2/13/92, was fatally shot in the parking lot in front of the Walgreens adjacent to the Rock n Rodeo bar on the Old Steese Highway. The shooting occurred following an altercation with a black male adult inside the bar. Police seek the identity of the male involved in the altercation. He is described as dark complected, 5’8” to 5’11” 200-230 pounds with a stocky build and closely cut short hair. Police also seek the identities of the three other black adult males, one of whom fired multiple shots at the victim. Mr. Kavairlook was struck several times and died at the scene. It is believed all four black males left in a vehicle together.
Footage and still photos are available for viewing on the Fairbanks Police Department Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairbanks-Police-Department/177343678661 and the City of Fairbanks website: http://www.fairbanksalaska.us/ Members of the media can contact Amber Courtney at 907.459.6793 for the FTP site, name, and password to upload the video.
If you are able to identify the individuals seen in this footage, please contact Detective Malloy at email@example.com, or 907.450.6557, 907.450.6550 or 907.459.6800. Business owners are encouraged to check their surveillance video for these individuals and contact Detective Malloy with any identifying information, such as receipts or other documents. If you were at the Rock n’ Rodeo during the early morning hours of 5/17/15 when the shooting occurred, and you have not spoken with Detective Malloy, please call right away.
Media Contact: Amber Courtney 907.459.6793 firstname.lastname@example.org