Police seek suspect in fatal shooting outside Fairbanks bar

Police are looking for a suspect they say shot and killed a Fairbanks man he’d been fighting with in a bar.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports city of Fairbanks spokeswoman Amber Courtney says the men fought and were kicked out of a bar on Old Steese Highway in the early morning hours on Sunday, and continued the argument outside.

Witnesses say 23-year-old John D. Kavairlook Jr. was with his wife, and the suspect was with three other men as the fight escalated to throwing rocks. Courtney said Kavairlook approached the four black men and was shot multiple times.

Police are looking for witnesses and surveillance footage that will help identify the suspect, described as between 5’8″ and 5’11”, weighing 200 to 230 pounds with a short haircut.