Nunam Iqua man arrested for shooting his father

by Angela Denning-Barnes on October 8, 2012

A Nunam Iqua man was allegedly shot by his son and was life-flighted to Bethel for treatment. Alaska State Troopers are investigating the incident, which happened Saturday night. Troopers say that during a confrontation, 39-year-old James Adams was shot in the upper torso by his 18-year-old son, Derek Adams.

James Adams was medevaced to the Yukon Kuskokwim Regional Hospital in Bethel for treatment. There, he was treated and released.

According to Trooper spokesperson, Beth Ipsen, the two men had both been drinking. At some point, the younger Adams was outside of a home and fired a 22 rifle through the doorway of the arctic entryway. The older Adams was inside the artic entryway and was shot. Others were inside the house at the time.

Troopers arrested Derek Adams for the charges of First Degree Assault and Weapons Misconduct in the Second Degree. He was transported to the jail in Emmonak, where he was to be arraigned this morning.

According to court records, his preliminary hearing is set for October 17 at the Emmonak Court Room.

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