- Associated Press - Monday, February 20, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 40-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wife at a home in Anchorage.

Adam Sullivan was arraigned on first- and second-degree murder charges Saturday. The hearing had initially been scheduled for Friday but was postponed due to medical reasons.

Court documents say Sullivan’s 13-year-old daughter called 911 on Thursday to report that her mother had been shot. The girl and her 11-year-old sister were both home when the shooting took place but were unharmed.

Officers found Brandy Sullivan suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.

Police later received a call from Adam Sullivan’s brother, Dennis, who told investigators the suspect admitted to shooting his wife. Dennis Sullivan had tried to keep his brother at the location where they had met but said Adam Sullivan drove off, according to court records.

Police eventually tracked down the suspect and arrested him outside a Lowe’s home improvement store, where security guards reported he had pulled a fire alarm and fled out the store’s loading dock.

Officers seized two handguns and a box of ammunition.

Sullivan’s attorney declined to comment after Saturday’s hearing.

Adam Sullivan filed for divorce from his wife in January, online court records show. He had recently been living with his brother.

Sullivan’s criminal history dates back to 1994 and includes convictions for assault, resisting arrest, damaging property, eluding police and reckless driving.

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