Murder suspect arrested after 6 hour search

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska A murder occurred over the weekend, and the suspect led Alaska State Troopers on a more than 6 hour search.

At about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Alaska State Troopers received a call from a woman that her husband Shannon Ray Breuer had been shot at a residence on Chena Hot Springs Road, and named her son 19-year-old Chet Adkins-Astacio as the suspect.

Murder suspect vehicle

Astacio reportedly fled the scene in a Nissan Pathfinder prior to AST's arrival. After an hour search, UAF police found the abandoned vehicle at the Ballaine Lakes trail head.

According to Lieutenant Brian Wassmann with Alaska State Troopers, they received tips from the public that they had seen the suspect walking on University Avenue away from UAF.

Around 10:40 p.m. Adkins-Astacio was located and arrested for murder in the 1st degree.

Lt. Brian Wassmann said it was harder to locate Adkins- Astacio since he had 30 minutes to flee before the murder was reported.

"He had a significant amount of time to get out of the area, we deployed a lot of troopers and other officers, we used our local helicopter with a trooper on board to search for the vehicle and search for him," said Wassmann.

Adkins- Astacio is in custody being held on a one-million dollar bail.