Police seek clues in Taco Bell killing

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Anchorage police are continuing to search for a suspect in the early Saturday slaying of an employee at an east side Taco Bell.

Police said that early Saturday, a man waited until a car pulled away from the drive-through window on restaurant's east side, then ran up before the window closed, thrusting a gun into the opening. Joshua Goliver, 21, was working at the window.

The man demanded money and Goliver handed over an unknown amount of cash. The man then shot Goliver once in the chest and fled, police said.

Someone in the restaurant called 911 at 5:23 a.m. Goliver died before police arrived.

A relative of Goliver told the Anchorage Daily News that the family is not ready to discuss Goliver's death. Memorial service plans were not set Sunday.

The Fifth Avenue Taco Bell is one of four in Anchorage open 24 hours during summer.

Police spokesman Ron McGee said two other employees were working with Goliver.

The restaurant provided grief counselors for its 30 employees.

The shooting was the third at an Anchorage restaurant since 1999. An armed robber that year shot and killed an 18-year-old working at a Godfather's Pizza. In 2000, two former employees entered a Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers and shot the manager after forcing her to open the safe.

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