A Cottonwood Heights man faces multiple felony charges after he drunkenly fired a gun at his son — and missed.
According to court documents, Christopher Michael Conran, 60, pointed a gun at his adult son and pulled the trigger early Monday morning.
According to the son, his “severely intoxicated” father woke him at 4:22 a.m. on Monday. Christopher Conran “yelled at him, kicked his door and hit the wall,” and called police to report “that his children wouldn’t feed him.” Christopher Conran then kicked a hole in his son’s bedroom door and entered the room carrying a small semi-automatic handgun, which he pointed at his son and then at his own head.
The son ran out of the home and got into his car. His father followed and fired a shot at the vehicle, striking the car once. The son ran to a nearby gas station and called police.
When officers arrived, Conran’s minor daughter climbed out a window and ran to officers. Conran exited the residence, gun in hand, and, after repeated orders from police to drop the weapon, he finally complied.
When police entered the home, they found a shotgun on the dining room table, a knife in the master bedroom and “multiple guns and a large amount of ammunition.”
Conran was charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated assault and felony discharge of a weapon, third-degree felonies; and domestic violence in the presence of a child and criminal mischief, Class B misdemeanors.