Kenai police car (Photo courtesy of City of Kenai)
The Kenai police have identified a suspect in an alleged double homicide that happened early Sunday morning.
Twenty-five-year-old Masonn Byrd of Kenai was arrested Tuesday night and charged with two counts of first degree murder.
The preliminary investigation alleges Byrd shot 60-year-old Rachelle Armstrong and her daughter, 39-year-old Lisa Rutzebeck, both of Kenai.
Alaska court records indicate Byrd has had multiple run ins with the law, including a previous attempted murder charge in 2016 that was dismissed in a plea deal that saw Byrd plead guilty to a weapons charge and second and third degree assault causing injury. Byrd was arraigned in Kenai Wednesday morning.
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