Two Arrested in 11th and Hyder Street Drive-by Shooting

APD revealed this weekend that they have made double arrests in the May 21st moving vehicle shooting where a stray bullet hit and wounded a 2-year-old child as she was in the living room with her family on the 700-block of East 11th Avenue.

The child was struck in the upper body as two vehicles exchanged gunfire in the 12th Avenue and Hyder Street area at just before 4 pm on May 21st. The child survived her injury after being treated at a local hospital for a shattered shoulder blade.

APD detectives opened an investigation and determined that the two vehicles, a red Dodge Ram pickup, and a silver 2012 Toyota Camry were the vehicles involved. The Dodge, driven by Freeman, was pulled over a short time later and a box of 9mm ammo was observed on the center console. Spent casings, a pistol and an ammo magazine were also found.

Three hours later, the owner of the Camry, Guzman, reported his vehicle stolen. One week later, that vehicle would be located in Eagle River with extensive interior and exterior damage.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60″]

APD gathered additional information and subsequently placed 26-year-old David M. Freeman and 26-year-old Argenis Guzman under arrest. Both were charged with Assault I, III, and IV and Reckless Endangerment. Guzman was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.

A third person involved in the shooting, 23-year-old Rodger Brito, who is believed to have fled to the Dominican Republic, faces the same charges as the other two. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.