Duluth Police still searching for suspect who allegedly pointed gun at Twins Bar security guard

By KBJR News 1

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 11:43 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Duluth Police are searching for a man who allegedly aimed a gun at a Central Hillside bar's security guard this weekend, after a fight broke out nearby.

The shots were fired at the suspect by the 73 year old Twins Bar security guard Allen Butler, who is a retired Duluth Police Officer with decades of service. Butler is also noted for having a minority scholarship in his name for people of color looking to go into law enforcement.

Authorities say they were called to the Twins Bar around 1:40 Sunday morning on reports of a fight broken out along 5th Ave East, above the Twins Bar's 4th Street entrance.

It was there that Butler said he saw two people fighting on the sidewalk, and another man heading down 5th Ave E., toward the fight, with a revolver in his hand.

Butler shouted at the suspect to drop the gun, and fired what he called a distraction shot as he took cover.

The suspect then took off running north on 5th Ave E., turned west on Fifth Street, and allegedly raised the gun at Butler, who shot a second round at the suspect.

According to authorities, Butler wasn't sure if the shot fired struck the suspect.

According to police, no evidence identifying the suspect was found at the scene. Authorities say the suspect is a black man, around six feet tall.

Anyone with information is urged to call 9–1–1.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com

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