- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Two brothers have been indicted on murder charges for the shooting death of a man outside a Fairbanks bar last year.

A grand jury indicted Patrick Burton-Hill, 23, and Kelvin Burton, 20, this week for the May 2015 shooting. They both face first- and second-degree murder charges in the death of John Kavairlook, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (https://bit.ly/2azljWv).

Patrick Burton-Hill has been identified as the person who shot the 23-year-old victim after an argument in the Rock N Rodeo bar. Police say he and several other men continued the fight outside the bar and escalated to throwing rocks before the shots were fired.

Patrick Burton-Hill was arrested by Fairbanks detectives in Ohio in June. He is currently awaiting trial on an assault charge in Cleveland and will be extradited to Fairbanks once the case is resolved.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kelvin Burton.

The brothers are the last of five suspects to be indicted in the case. The investigation into Kavairlook’s death covered six states, nine agencies and nearly 60 search warrants, according to Fairbanks police Det. Peyton Merideth.

“While the actual shooting death of John Kavairlook was captured on video surveillance, determining the identity of the individuals involved was difficult due to the fact that none of the suspects had significant ties to the Fairbanks area,” Merideth said.

The others facing charges in the case include Joel Roland Joseph, who was arrested in Texas on Oct. 27, and his brother David Gregory Joseph, who was picked up on the same day in Anchorage.

Damarius William Hinson was arrested the following day in Florida on a $500,000 first-degree hindering prosecution warrant.

Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage police worked with law enforcement officers in California, Ohio, Texas, Florida and Nevada, as well as the FBI and the U.S. Marshal’s Office in the search for the suspects, according to Merideth.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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