APD arrests 2 men who fled country following Fairview drive-by shooting
Anchorage police arrested two men who fled the country, after being wanted in a shooting that left a toddler injured.
In May 2018, police say 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 11th 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 worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to locate suspects Darvin Tatis, 26, and Rodger Brito, 24, who fled to the Dominican Republic after the shooting. Police say Tatis returned to Anchorage and was found in December. He was taken into custody.
Last week, a team of marshals and an APD officer went to the Dominican Republic to find Brito and bring him back to Alaska.
The two are both charged with first-degree assault and misconduct involving a weapon, among other charges.
Tatis and Brito are two of four suspects charged in the case. In July 2018, police charged 26-year-old David M. Freeman and 26-year-old Argenis Guzman with multiple counts of assault, weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment. Additionally, Guzman was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
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