Man Arrested In Shots-Fired Incident

Police say his actions were captured on video.


Timothy Butler

Timothy Butler




Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man was arrested last week for a shots-fired incident.. Timothy Butler, 59,  is charged with illegal possession of regulated firearm, firearm possession with a felony conviction, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a drug conviction, and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Frederick Police say early Saturday morning, May 23rd, officers responded to the 500 block of Prospect Boulevard for a report of a gunshot in the area. They looked around and found no evidence of a weapon being discharged.

That following Tuesday, an officer responded to that area again where a resident had video of a man firing a gun into the air.  He was identified as Butler.

Investigators learned that Butler is prohibited from owning a firearm because of a prior felony conviction. An arrest warrant was issue for Butler, who was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, May 28th.

Police also served a search warrant on Butler’s home, where they located a 45-caliber handgun reported stolen in 2007, along with a 22-caliber rifle, and ammunition.

Anyone who has additional information on this incident is asked to contact Frederick Police. They can contact  Detective Anthony McPeak, at 240-578-5684. Those who want to remain anonymous can call the Frederick Police Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477). They can also send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477), or send an e-mail to [email protected].



By Kevin McManus