Frederick man fired gun during domestic assault response: Police

A Frederick, Maryland, man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly firing a gun while police responded to a domestic violence dispute.

Upon arriving to the 1100 block of Orchard Terrace just before 8 a.m., Frederick Police said they spoke to a woman who told them she had been fighting with her boyfriend.

During that conversation, police say Derrick Dante Wallace, 32, fired a gun from the side of a car parked nearby. The bullet struck an unoccupied car and didn’t leave anyone injured, police said.

Police said Wallace had been on a curb behind a nearby car when he fired the single shot. He was arrested, and police recovered a gun near the curb.

Wallace is being held without bond and faces charges of second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and firearm possession with a felony conviction, among others, police said.

Scott Gelman

Scott Gelman is a digital editor and writer for WTOP. A South Florida native, Scott graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019. During his time in College Park, he worked for The Diamondback, the school’s student newspaper.

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