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Man detained after shooting reported in Butte

Posted at 10:36 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 12:57:42-04

BUTTE - A man was detained when Butte police responded to a reported shooting on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester, at 2:35 pm on April 12th, Butte Police responded to the scene that had just occurred in the 200 Block of South Dakota Street.

It had been reported to Butte 911 that a male had fired several shots.

Lester said officers arrived in less than 2 minutes. The male suspect, age 53, was detained at the scene and a handgun was recovered. No one was injured.

Witnesses reported that there had been an argument in a residence at 213 South Dakota Street. The suspect had allegedly fired shots both inside and outside the residence during the disturbance.

There is no ongoing danger to the public as a result of the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. It is anticipated that charges will be filed this afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.