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Man arrested for allegedly shooting at cars on Glenn Hwy

Reports of shots being fired near the Glenn Highway and Boniface Parkway on Tuesday night brought a large law enforcement presence to the area. Arrested was Franklin Dias, 37, and Evamarie G. I. Booth, 20.

At 6:22 pm, several reports were called into the Anchorage police, saying a man was walking along the bike path by the Glenn Highway and shooting at vehicles driving by. The first officer responding to the incident was shot at, with a bullet lodging in the patrol vehicle, but not injuring the officer. A person in another vehicle was hit by a bullet in the upper body. That victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

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As officers responded to the area, witnesses advised the dispatcher that the shooter had a female with him.  Soon after the first arriving officer advised his patrol vehicle had been hit, other officers arrived at the scene and saw an adult male and adult female running on the bike trail near the Glenn Highway and Boniface overpass. Initially the two did not respond to commands, but became compliant when they saw how many officers had arrived on scene. 
Just before Franklin Dias was taken into custody, and while he was still trying to run from police, officers saw him toss a handgun over the JBER property fence. That gun was subsequently recovered by APD.  A large knife was also found on the sidewalk where Dias had been.
Dias was remanded at the Anchorage Jail on an outstanding felony warrant.  He was additionally charged with Misconduct Involving a Weapon V – Fire Gun by Highway, Tamper with Physical Evidence, five counts of Assault III, two counts of Assault I, Misconduct Involving a Weapon III – Felon in Possession, Misconduct Involving a Weapon II – Fire Gun at a Dwelling, and Reckless Endangerment.

Dias has other prior encounters with the justice system. The Alaska Court system has an open case on him relating to robbery in 2020, in which he pleaded guilty in February of 2022, with a warrant issued for his arrest in August for probation violations.
Booth was charged with Resisting.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. Better add Body Armor to your list of must haves when commuting through Los ‘Anchorage!
    Great Job Anchorage Assembly!

    • And frequently arrested and charged.

      Look Dias up in Courtview, it’s publicly available free of charge through the Alaska Courtview. Read how many times District Attorneys pled him down to nothing.

      Cops and Troopers are doing their jobs, look at the DAs if you want to be mad.

      Matter of fact, look up DPS dispatches, and when someone does a real a**hole thing, look them up in Courtview. You’ll be disgusted with the courts and DAs and understand why crimes have no concerns

      • Agree with your sentiments completely. I probably should have said Authorities, not police, but I was grabbing text from the article.
        And, when the DAs start actually prosecuting, instead of selectively choosing cases they can easily win, and letting the tougher ones go because manpower/cost/whatever, crime will start dropping.

    • Citizenkane, If you are not a little bit paranoid it’s because you are not paying attention!
      Glock On my fellow traveler

  2. Look at Franklin Dias’ criminal history in Courtview. Alaska Courtview is readily available to the public.

    Dias has benefitted both from generous plea agreements and from residuals of SB91. Not only does he have an extensive criminal history, he also has minor offenses that prior-SB91 were considered criminal.

    This is not unusual, actually it is business as usual. Look at DPS Dispatches, which is also readily publicly available and use Courtview to look up people that are arrested by AST.

    You will often (usually) see felonies dismissed and amended to misdemeanors and other charges outright dismissed.

    I have no doubt that late next week, there will be a bail review hearing and he will be free as a bird.

    There is still a current dictation in the Alaska Court System to require no cash bail for non-DV misdemeanor charges. When you read O/R that means Own Recognizance…so basically a promise to appear and then given Conditions of Release.

    When someone is then caught breaking Conditions of Release, unless it’s another DV crime, even a felony, they are…issued a citation and usually released at the scene. Even if they have prior convictions of VCOR or current VCOR charges pending. It’s a complete joke and it makes any Trooper actually arresting someone that much more admirable.

    I’m convinced that if the Alaskan public knew how utterly unconcerned the District Attorneys and presiding judges are with public safety they go berserk. The DAs and Judges are first and foremost concerned about managing their calendars…that’s actually part of their reviews.

    So do we need a constitutional convention? Yes, absolutely yes, if it provides for separate elections of local (as in per judicial districts) District Attorneys…separate from gubernatorial elections.

    Like I said, this Dias’ guy will almost certainly be out on bond in a week and a half, maybe a little less, maybe a little more. Then he’ll probably plead down to a misdemeanor or take a super-generous sentencing. Follow it.

  3. Last week was a guest speaker on 89.3 fm southwest radio ministry forewarning increasing violence through the coming year. I surprise this random act happening in little anchorage. Dias he an example why men must work, keeping busy, so not to be a cynic nor lose their mind.

  4. No blood spilled? Excellent marksmanship – criminal. The defendents are just two pedestrians? Wheres the vehicular defendents? Show me the evidence other than “these two brothers said this and that.” Wheres the story highlighting the assembly’s windows tint $500 fines, or this BS noise violation policies? You know they’re playing with the idea of “vehicle inspections”? I grew up under the tyranny of boomers. I WILL NOT COMPLY.
    I would rather be FREE OR DEAD rather than capitulate to these TYRANTS.

    • Hahahaha.

      Either this is satirical or you’re whacked.

      Sorry, even though LEOs do make mistakes sometimes, they don’t make stuff up.

      Pretty sure there’s alot more to it than what you see on a press release, generally even more than what you see on a charging affidavit.

      So…look up Mr. Dias.

      Oh, and tinted windows aren’t in the Bill of Rights. If you don’t like it, go to the Assembly.

      A driver’s license demonstrates that you can exercise a privilege, not a right.

  5. I guess I just can’t believe that anyone would actually shoot at random cars.
    Should I not question the official narrative?
    Sad day any way you look at it.
    I dont think any sensible judge will let him out again. Should I be wrong for still believing in the system too? You are clearly well read on the issue. Please comment more in the future.

    • Dias may play-act that he is too loco to stand trial, causing a judge, as Henderson, to release Dias in December this year. Not too long ago a random stabbing took place at Loussac, making a random shooting likely.

    • Most people look at others’ behavior through the lens of their own life and beliefs.

      I believe you’ve lived a sheltered life, though you may dispute that. Few bubble residents even know how small their world is.

      Yes, people do random crazy s***. Every day.

    • Yes, a judge will cut him loose sooner instead of later. He’ll follow the rules of the court and be obliged to unless Dias is sent to API for Title 47, which is unlikely.

      Another good resource is Vinelink. Look up Vinelink Alaska either through Google or through AK Dept of Corrections.

      Vinelink will provide prisoner status, to include if they are bonded out, in a halfway house, which facility, and if sentenced, estimated release date.

      Good stuff.

      This is also a free public resource.

      So…if you look up old press releases or dispatches from LEO agencies, and if someone catches your eye as a real creep/jerk/etc. look up in Courtview and/or Vinelink.

      Something else too is the diff between cash and performance bonds, and then check to see hoe often the DAs file to seize the bond when a defendant breaks bail…

      virtually never

  6. and yet in typical leftist fashion – these hood rats serve zero time for their previous crimes before being on the streets again. almost every one of them are gonna be repeat offenders. duh.

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