Armed Woman Thwarts Potential Mass Shooting at Charleston Residence Complex

The today deceased shooter was a found guilty felon who could not lawfully own a gun

Charleston police documented that a man was slain by a woman armed with the handgun after he opened fire on a crowd with the AR-15. The shooter was obviously a convicted felon who could not legally own a firearm.

Dennis Butler, 37, has been identified as the particular now deceased gunman. This individual was known to law enforcement and it has been convicted of several felonies.

“ As a young police officer, I used to be a rookie and had about a year on, one of the most knocked-down dragged out fights has been with Mr. Butler and he had a firearm on him at that time in 2006, ” Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt  told MetroNews on Thursday .

Butler was shot and killed after shooting at a group of people attending the birthday/graduation party at an residence complex in West Virginia’s capital on Wednesday night. The gunman was then reportedly shot and slain by a woman who was licensed to carry.

“ It looks like the person who fired upon Mr. Butler does not need any reason to prohibit them from carrying the firearm lawfully, ” Search said.

“ She is a member of the local community who was carrying her gun lawfully, and instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat, and ended up saving several lives last night, ”   another Charleston Police Department spokesman mentioned . “ I credit score her for being vigilant. Watching him get out, engaging the threat, and stopping this. ”

Butler was approached by law observance earlier in the evening after speeding through an apartment complex where children were playing. He or she was not detained and quickly left the apartment complex in a vehicle only to come back with a rifle not long right after leaving.

“ He returned with a firearm, an AR style rifle, and fired in the direction of the particular crowd, ” Hunt mentioned. The Charleston Police Key added that it is unknown whether or not he intended to fire on the crowd or a specific person.

“ We are still investigating the path of the firearm and where the rounds went, all the trajectory, and pulling video from that, ” he stated.

The analysis has been turned over to the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office for review, MetroNews documented.

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