By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Randy Lamont Butler, 28, was arrested for allegedly discharging a gun at the Speedway in Oneonta in the early hours of Sunday, June 6, Oneonta police say.
The incident started when Butler got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the Speedway at 325 Main St., which spilled out into the parking lot, where another woman also got involved, according to Lt. Chris Witzenberg, the city’s acting chief of police.
According to Witzenberg, this is the first time a gun was illegally discharged in the city since 1999.
Butler allegedly pointed a gun at both of the women, had a physical altercation with them and then discharged his weapon onto the ground in the parking lot of the Speedway.
Witzenberg said that they recovered the weapon used in the shooting and have video evidence of surveillance footage from the Speedway. He said this was the result of an “intensive investigation between (the Oneonta Police Department) and the State Police.”
He said the collaboration with OPD and the State Police was “fantastic. We work really well with them.”
Butler is being arraigned Monday, June 7, at the Oneonta City Court.