Kenai Police release names of homicide victim, suspect

The victim is the suspect’s mother

The Kenai Police have released the names of those involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left one woman dead and one man in custody, according to a Feb. 18 press release from the department.

Philip S Green, 22, of Kenai, has been charged with shooting and killing his mother, Rita M. Green, 51, of Kenai.

The deceased has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy, and next of kin have been notified.

Philip Green was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and faces a charge of murder in the first degree.

At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Kenai Police received a report of a shooting on 4th avenue in Kenai. During a short search for the suspect, Kaleidoscope Elementary School was notified and placed into lock down status. The search ended with the arrest of Philip Green, and the investigation included the assistance of Alaska State Troopers and a K-9 Unit. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Kenai Police Department at 907-283-7879.

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