Nunapitchuk man shot at family members with a rifle, troopers say
Alaska State Troopers have charged Don White, 30, with attempted murder and assault after they say he shot at family members with a rifle.
According to an online dispatch, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday troopers received reports of an intoxicated man shooting and threatening to kill family members.
Troopers flew from Bethel to Nunapitchuk where they found White on the river operating a boat. They were able to board his boat and take him into custody without incident.
White used a rifle to shoot at a household member twice, troopers stated in the dispatch. They say he also pointed the gun at and threatened other family members, including a child.
"Alcohol was a contributing factor," troopers wrote.
He is charged with attempted murder, multiple counts of third-degree assault, multiple counts of misconduct involving weapons, boating under the influence of alcohol and possession of alcohol in a dry village.
White is being held at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel until he is arraigned.
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