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.