Troopers: Both Men Involved in Talkeetna-Area Shooting Have Died

The Alaska State Troopers say that both men involved in an overnight shooting on April 18 have died.

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Troopers say that 57-year-old Billy Kidd of Willow died of his injuries in an Anchorage hospital.  Previously, Kidd had been listed in critical condition. The other man, 33-year-old Andre Lafrance died at the scene of the incident, and was identified shortly thereafter.

According to the Trooper report, Kidd called 911 shortly before 1:00 am on Saturday, April 18, and reported that he had just killed someone.

It took Troopers hours to find the scene in the Montana Creek area by using information from Kidd’s cell provider. When they arrived, Lafrance was deceased, and Kidd was in critical condition. Based on the investigation so far, Troopers believe that Kidd shot and killed Lafrance, then shot himself.

No information on events leading up to the shooting has been released as of Thursday morning.

Troopers say that the next of kin for both Billy Kidd and Andre Lafrance have been notified.

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