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Man arrested after car-theft attempt in Butte

Neighbor was shot and wounded in incident
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Posted at 10:44 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 13:35:47-05

BUTTE — A Butte resident was shot in the hand as he attempted to stop two men who had entered a neighbor’s car about 7:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Quincy Street, according to an eyewitness. The man who fired the gun was wrestled to the ground by neighbors and held there until police arrived. The other suspect ran from the scene.

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The shooter is in custody in Butte Tuesday morning.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester confirmed police are investigating the incident.

The witness said the victim who was shot in the hand is in good condition and no other injuries were reported.

The is a developing story and we will update with more information as it becomes available.