A Frederick man was arrested Friday after police said he fired a gunshot while officers were responding to a domestic assault.

Derrick Dante Wallace, 32, was crouching behind a car parked in the 1100 block of Orchard Terrace when city police met with a woman there who wanted to report an assault at 7:54 a.m., according to a department press release.

While Wallace was hiding, he fired a gunshot, which led officers to find and subdue him, the release states. The bullet struck a nearby car, and no one was injured.

An investigation revealed that Wallace was linked to the domestic assault and he was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, discharging a firearm within city limits, failure to obey a lawful order of a law enforcement official and five firearms offenses, including carrying a loaded handgun on his person and possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

Wallace was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, where he was ordered held without bail by a District Court commissioner.

— Jeremy Arias

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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