Randal Dickinson allegedly fired 16 rounds at his roommate, police say.
(Summit County Sheriff’s Office)
A 57-year-old Utah man who was so drunk that he had to be helped back to bed after a fall into a christmas tree, paid back his roommate’s kindness by opening fire on the man and his son, police said.
Randal Weed Dickinson was charged with number of crimes for aware to try to find the cause of the death of his roommate and the roommate is a family member Dec. 9 incident in Francis, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported, citing court documents.
Dickinson’s roommate told the police Dickinson had been drinking all day and was so drunk that he fell into a christmas tree,” according to the station. The roommate and his son, neither of them have been identified, reportedly accompanied Dickinson to his room so he could sleep off his intoxication.
When the roommate and his son went outside to smoke a cigarette, they said they heard what sounded like a cannon going off. That is when the couple said they saw Dickinson shoot at them, to from 16 shots before the roommate and his son was able to pin Dickinson until the police arrived, KUTV reported.
The police noted Dickinson appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the incident, the station reported.
Dickinson was charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, 16 counts of felony discharge of a firearm, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence and one count of intoxication.