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Two men arrested in stray-bullet shooting of child

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Anchorage police arrested two 26-year-old men in connection with a shooting at 12th and Hyder Street in Anchorage, where a toddler was shot by a bullet while inside her home on 11th Avenue in May.

David M. Freeman faces charges of Assault I, Assault III, Misconduct Involving a Weapon I, Misconduct Involving a Weapon II, Misconduct Involving a Weapon IV, and Reckless Endangerment.

Argenis Guzman faces charges of Assault I, Assault III, Misconduct Involving a Weapon I, Misconduct Involving a Weapon II, Misconduct Involving a Weapon IV, Reckless Endangerment, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

One man is still on the lam and is believed to have fled the country.

At 4 pm on May 21, police took several calls about people shooting at each other from vehicles. The two suspect vehicles were a red 2002 Dodge Ram pickup and a silver 2012 Toyota Camry.

The investigation found that it was a case of road rage between two men, which escalated into gunfire exchanged during a high-speed chase.

A bullet entered the nearby home of a family and struck the child, who ended up hospitalized for a week.

Later, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a red Dodge Ram. In plain view in the truck’s center console was a box of 9mm ammunition.

The driver was transported to APD Headquarters for questioning.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers searched the vehicle and found a 9mm spent shell casing in the front cab area along with handgun magazines and ammunition.

Less than three hours after the shooting on May 21st, the driver of the Toyota Camry ditched his vehicle and reported it as stolen.

On May 29, police got a call from North Eagle River Loop Road and found the vehicle there, with extensive damage.

A month earlier, Troopers responded to Bogard Road in Wasilla, for a report about a driver pulled off the side of the road, and asleep at the wheel.

Troopers found David Freeman in a 2016 Chevy pickup. While he was not under the influence, he failed to disclose to officers that he was carrying a concealed firearm on him, even after being questioned by Troopers about whether he was armed. Freeman was issued a mandatory court citation for Misconduct Weapons in the 5th degree and released, and his firearm was seized.

Among his other minor scrapes with the law was a 2013 case where he challenged someone to a fight and was arrested for disorderly conduct. The conviction was eventually set aside.

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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.

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  • Gangsta. Big man with a gun. Gonna get some street cred. Disrespect me and Imma gone cap yore a**.

  • Most of the charges will be plead down. Court will be very soft on sentencing.

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