Man indicted for July 2 attempted murder at Williwaw Elementary

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Anchorage (KTUU) - 22-year-old John-Rexie Lagman was indicted by a grand jury in Anchorage Friday after shooting a 16-year-old male during a fight at Williwaw Elementary School July 2nd.

The shot teenager, identified as R.T. in charging documents, was found with "life-threatening injuries" and transported to a hospital.

Charging documents showed that the melee at Williwaw Elementary school started as a conflict "through Instagram" between a 13-year-old and 14-year-old, after the 13-year-old made comments that were taken as "advancements" towards the 14-year-old's girlfriend.

The two agreed to meet at Williwaw to fight. Several others showed up at the scene as well, including the defendant and his 21-year-old sister Cherry Pie Lagman.

When the fighting started, Cherry Pie Lagman began to film the event with her cell phone.

Charging documents say that at some point during the fight, R.T. took out a screwdriver and started stabbing people, including Lagman, whom he stabbed in the back.

That was when Lagman pulled out a .40 caliber handgun. R.T. saw the gun and began to run away. Lagman fired one shot, but R.T. kept running.

When R.T. was "several truck lengths away" Lagman fired a second shot. At that point, R.T. collapsed and an innocent bystander called for help. R.T. was found with a gunshot wound in the back and one in the arm.

If convicted, Lagman could face up to 99 years in prison. Additionally, he faces up to 20 years imprisonment on each of the first-degree assault charges and up to five years imprisonment for third-degree assault charge.

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