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Wrong wings: Man allegedly shoots at father after disputed food run

By Mark Shenefelt - | Oct 28, 2021

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FARMINGTON — A Bountiful man brought home the wrong variety of chicken wings and his son allegedly tried to shoot him, police said in charging documents.

The Davis County Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed a first-degree felony attempted-murder charge against Alika Suliafu, 31, stemming from the Thursday incident.

“When (Suliafu) discovered the wings were not the variety he liked, he became upset and began to argue,” a Bountiful police probable cause statement said. Suliafu went to another room and returned with a firearm, allegedly pointing it at his father.

The father begged his son not to shoot and Suliafu fired just as the older man ducked, the arrest affidavit said. The bullet missed the father and went through the wall into another apartment, lodging in the neighbor’s dishwasher.

Police said the father moved to wrestle the gun away from Suliafu and two shots were fired into the ceiling during the struggle. The father ran outside and Suliafu was gone by the time police arrived.

Suliafu, who also was charged with third-degree felony discharge of a firearm, is held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington. Police asked that he be detained without bail because he is serving a plea in abeyance for an assault charge.


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