Man faces 10 felonies after allegedly shooting at wife, children

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-08 17:13:54-04

WEST VALLEY CITY – A man faces 14 charges, including 10 felonies, in connection with an alleged domestic dispute with his wife that occurred Tuesday.

Christopher Robert Stocki allegedly got into an argument with his wife, who then left and took their two children, ages 3 and 6, with her. Stocki allegedly fired two shots from a handgun at the car they were in. One bullet passed through the windshield and near the woman’s head, and the second bullet missed the car and hit a neighbor’s home.

West Valley City Police responded to the scene, and Stocki barricaded himself in his home and threatened suicide. A WVCPD officer was able to talk him into coming out of the home, and Stocki was taken into custody without further incident.

Stocki’s charges include attempted homicide, aggravated assault, using a firearm as a restricted person and discharge of a firearm.

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney, said the man’s alleged actions warrant the charges.

“Any time you fire a gun at somebody is going to be scary, and so our position is certainly that, three people in the vehicle and you’re firing a weapon, and certainly that’s why we made the allegation for an attempted homicide,” he said.

Police found several guns at the scene, which contributed to the charges against Stocki.