APD arrests 2 in Fairview drive-by shooting that injured toddler
Anchorage Police said Friday they've arrested and charged two men in connection with a May shooting in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood that left a young girl injured.
Kapua, a 2-year-old girl, was in her living room surrounded by family when she was struck by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting outside her home in the 700 block of East 11 Avenue. APD says the occupants of two vehicles were firing shots at one another at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Hyder Street.
Kapua suffered a shattered shoulder and spent more than a week in the hospital.
APD says the drivers of the two suspect vehicles, a red 2002 Dodge Ram and a silver 2012 Toyota Camry, were involved in a dispute on the roadway when it escalated to gunfire and a high-speed pursuit.
An officer later that conducted a traffic stop on the pickup and reported a box 9mm ammunition in plain view in the center console; a spent shell casing was found in the front cab area, along with handgun magazines and ammunition.
APD says less than three hours after the shooting, the driver of the Toyota Camry disposed of his vehicle and reported it as stolen. About a week later, APD found the vehicle in the 17000 block of North Eagle River Loop Road in Eagle River; there was extensive damage to both the interior and exterior of the car.
Detectives obtained additional information that led them to issue two suspects in the case: 26-year-old David M. Freeman and 26-year-old Argenis Guzman.
Both Freeman and Guzman are charged with first- and third-degree assault, first-, second- and fourth-degree weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment. Additionally, Guzman is charged with tampering with physical evidence.
APD says their investigation is ongoing.
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