Two suspects arrested in US following murder of Sosaia Finau

Puke ‘e he kau polisi' ‘a e toko ua he efiafi' ni kuo fai hono mahalo’i ki hono fana’i o mate ‘a e Tonga ‘i Anchorage, Alaska , 'Amelika ko Sosaia Fīnau. Ko e tokoua eni ko Mickee Thompson, 19, mo Robert Smith, 18.

Anchorage Police in Alaska, United States have arrested two suspects in the killing of 22-year-old Tongan Sosaia Finau last month.

Mickee Thompson, 19, and Robert Smith, 18, were taken into custody without incident this evening Thursday 3 at 7:29 after police received a tip that they were in a residence in Anchorage’s Spenard area, police said in an alert.

Thompson and Smith were each charged with first- and second-degree murder.

They were accused of murdering Finau at an apartment complex in the 4200 block of Mountain View Drive on the morning of Thursday, April 12.

Thompson allegedly used to date the victim’s girlfriend, and the shots rang out after an argument ensued at the girlfriend’s home, Anchorage news media reported.

Thompson and Smith fled on foot, according to witnesses.

Eleven days after the shooting, a caller reported a suspicious person at Valley of the Moon Park included a possible sighting of one of the suspects. The call prompted a large police presence at the park in Midtown. APD later said the report was unfounded.

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