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Anchorage Men Indicted on Gun Violence on School Grounds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Laquinton Tyrone Dashawn Robbins, 27, and John-Rexie Lagman, 22, have been indicted on charges relating to gun violence in Anchorage school zones.

On October 3, 2018, Robbins’s indictment alleges the he possessed and discharged a gun on school grounds. Robbins is alleged to have shot another male in the parking lot of Denali Montessori Elementary School.  The altercation began when Robbins dropped off his girlfriend’s daughter at the school and was confronted by the victim.  Their argument ended when Robbins allegedly pulled a Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun from his backpack and shot the victim in the neck.  The shooting occurred during school hours, causing the school to go into lockdown.

On July 2, 2019, Lagman’s indictment alleges that he possessed and discharged a gun on school grounds. Lagman is alleged to have shot a 16-year-old male on the grounds of Williwaw Elementary School. Two teenagers involved in a social medial dispute planned to fight at the school, recruiting friends – including Lagman – to join them. The fight became a “melee” when one teen began stabbing others with a screwdriver, including stabbing Lagman. In response Lagman allegedly pulled out a Springfield XD .40-caliber handgun and shot the teen as he was running away.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder stated, “These cases show that firearms on school grounds can endanger the children learning and playing there. The United States Attorney’s Office and the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office, as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies, are committed to enforcing the laws that protect children from gun violence at and around schools.”  For more information about state and federal gun laws, visit or; or contact your local law enforcement officials.

If convicted, Robbins and Lagman face a statutory maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The Anchorage Police Department (APD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.  The two separate cases are being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Ivers.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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Updated October 18, 2019

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Press Release Number: 19-073