Two teenagers are dead after they were shot by a man who said the teens forced their way into his East Anchorage home early Thursday and tried to rob him, according to police. Police announced Thursday afternoon that two suspects in the robbery had been arrested.
The occupant of the home, Larry James, 55, told police he fired shots at two men who entered his home, said police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said.
Two 19-year-old Anchorage men who died from the gunshots were later identified as Maurice T.R. Johnson and Joseph Trantham, police said.
Later Thursday, police arrested two others they say were involved in the robbery. They are Brian Pfister, 18, and Ursula Pico, 21, both of Anchorage, police said.