Written by Community Editor Nicole Foulke
A man wanted by Norristown police in an alleged connection to the shooting of a 16-year-old boy at the intersection of Willow Street and Elm Street the evening of Aug. 14, surrendered to Norristown police Sunday afternoon after a short standoff, according to police.
Jerry Butler, 18, had an active criminal warrant for aggravated assault by firearm for the incident, according to police. Butler was inside of a house on West Main Street the day off the standoff, which came to a close without incident, said police.
On Aug. 14 a bullet had gone through the victim’s chest, and he was later airlifted to University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was later pronounced to be stable, said police, after the incident.
According to court documents, Butler is to be charged with aggravated assault, various kinds of robbery, firearms that are not to be carried without a license, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and possession of a weapon.
He awaits a preliminary hearing in district court, according to court documents.
A man was in a “brief” standoff with police in Norristown on Sunday afternoon, according to Norristown police.
The man, Jerry Butler, had been inside of a house on West Main Street, and surrendered without incident, said police.
More on this to come.