In Koliganek, Pham allegedly threatens four with semi-automatic rifle

Sep 17, 2018

Toon Van Pham, 24, was arrested Sunday. He allegedly shot a .223 caliber rifle at another man after arguing about a missing handgun. Three other people told Alaska State Troopers Pham pointed the weapon at them as well.

Koliganek, AK
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Alaska State Troopers arrested Toon Van Pham, 24, in Koliganek on Sunday. Pham, who is from Dillingham, allegedly fired a semi-automatic rifle at one person and pointed it at three others.

Victims told Alaska State Troopers that 24-year-old Toon Van Pham argued with another man because he could not find his handgun. They said Pham shot two rounds from a .223 caliber rifle near the man, missing him. Pham later told troopers he fired the rifle into the ground because he was mad.

Three people in a house near the incident told troopers that Pham pointed the gun at them as well.

Pham was arrested and remanded to the Dillingham jail. He faces four charges of felony assault.

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