Butte Police respond to a shooter in Uptown Butte

Butte Police respond to a shooter in Uptown Butte Thursday.

Butte police have not released the name of the 28-year-old man who jumped out of a second-story window on Thursday.

As previously reported, the man had brought a 9mm handgun into the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement building, claimed he was in danger, fled to the Synesis7 building across the street, allegedly threatened to shoot “anyone without a badge,” and fired at least four rounds. No one was injured, except for the suspect, police said.

According to Undersheriff George Skuletich, the suspect seriously injured his lower body, breaking his pelvis, an arm and a knee. Skuletich said the man is still in the hospital and “may be going into surgery” on Wednesday. His name will not be released until charges are filed against him, Skuletich said, which could be up to six weeks as the man is still in St. James Healthcare receiving treatment.

Butte-Silver Bow Deputy County Attorney Ann Shea is overseeing this case. She said that as of Wednesday afternoon, she has not had a chance to speak with law enforcement and does not have a timeline for when charges may be filed.

However, the county attorney's office did issue a search warrant so police could look through the suspect’s vehicle, which was parked outside of the law enforcement building the afternoon of the incident. 

The search had been completed as of Wednesday, but Skuletich said he did not have the results yet.

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Police also don’t have the results of the suspect’s toxicology report, which could help them determine if he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Skuletich said police will subpoena all of the man’s hospital records as soon as he is released.

“This could have been a very treacherous situation,” Skuletich said. “We are lucky that no one was injured, except for the suspect.”

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