Hamilton man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at dog owner
Published June 5, 2023 at 3:54 pm
An east Hamilton resident was walking his dog Saturday when he claims a man pointed a handgun at him.
Hamilton police said shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday (June 3), they responded to the area of Centennial Parkway and Neil Avenue for reports of an individual with a firearm. A resident claimed that while he was out for a walk he was approached by a man who was yelling and then pointed a gun at him.
When police arrived, they began chasing the suspect on foot as he ran into a commercial business. Police then made an arrest and retrieved a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun.
Arrested at the scene was Devan Frank Butler, 21, from Hamilton. He has been charged with 11 offences, including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, assault with a weapon and uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm.
Since the start of the year, Hamilton police said they have seized 80 “crime guns,” up 45 per cent from 2022.
“Police will continue to engage with our community, police partners and share information in order to provide community safety,” the force said in a press release. “The citizens of Hamilton need to continue to feel safe in their communities and as a community, we need to stop gun violence.”
The force is asking for information from the public on any gun-related cases. You may provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit your anonymous tips at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising