Man arrested in Anchorage bar shooting

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man suspected of shooting and killing a man inside an Anchorage bar has been arrested, police said Friday.

Mark Rocereta, 50, of Anchorage was charged with first-degree murder. He was being held on $250,000 bail in the Anchorage Jail.

Rocereta was sitting upstairs Thursday night in the Crossroads Lounge in the city's Fairview neighborhood when the victim entered the bar and headed up the stairs, police said.

The victim, identified as Robert B. Wall, 51, was shot as he was walking upstairs.

After the shooting, Rocereta walked down the stairs and left in his car. Wall died in the bar. The motive for the shooting is not known, police said.

Rocereta was arrested a couple of hours later outside Girdwood.

The shooting death was the city's 19th homicide this year.

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