Frederick Man Arrested In Shots Fired Incident

No one was hit by gunfire.









Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man was arrested early Sunday morning following a shots-fired incident in the Unit Block of  East Church Street.

Police say at around 3:16 AM, they received calls about possible shots fired. An officer in the area immediately saw a man identified as Jonathan Drew Bartgis, 22. Authorities say Bartgis attempted to flee, but was taken into custody following a short foot chase. He was found to be in possession of a handgun.

Detectives arriving at the scene spoke with eyewitnesses who said there was altercation between Bartgis and some individuals in a dark-colored SUV.

Investigators say they do not have any further description of the other parties involved, and have found no one who was struck by gunfire.

Bartgis is charged with:

– Loaded handgun on person.

– Handgun on person.

– Regulated firearm- Illegal possession.

– Illegal possession of ammunition.

– Discharge firearm within city limits

Anyone with information on this incident, or who has cameras of East Church, to contact Frederick Police. They can remain anonymous and call the Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477). They can send their information by e-mail to [email protected], or send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477).



By Kevin McManus