Two Anchorage men indicted for gun violence on school grounds

Anchorage police respond to a shooting incident at Denali Montessori Elementary on Oct. 3, 2018.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Two Anchorage men were indicted for two separate incidents involving the use of guns on school grounds, according to the U.S. Attorney's officer for the District of Alaska.

According to his indictment, 27-year-old Laquinton Tyrone Dashawn Robbins' allegedly shot another male in the parking lot of Denali Montessori Elementary School on Oct. 3, 2018. The argument began when Robbins dropped off his girlfriend's daughter at Denali and was confronted by the victim. It ended when Robbins allegedly pulled a Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun from his backpack and shot the victim in the neck. Since it began during school hours, the school went into lockdown.

In an unrelated incident, John-Rexie Lagman allegedly shot a 16-year-old male at Williwaw Elementary School on July 2. That incident began when two teenagers planned to meet at Williwaw School over a dispute on social media, and recruited some friends, including Lagman. The fight escalated when one teen pulled a screwdriver and began stabbing others, including Lagman. That's when Lagman pulled out a Springfield XC .40-caliber handgun and shot the teen as he was running away.

Both men face a statutory maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release if they are convicted.

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