Road rage driver accused of pointing gun at family on I-94 near Detroit Metro Airport, police say

Demetrius Butler accused of erratic driving, menacing family, pointing gun

Demetrius Deshawn Butler (WDIV)
Demetrius Deshawn Butler (WDIV)

ROMULUS, Mich. – A Detroit man is accused of driving erratically, menacing a family and pointing a gun at a vehicle during a road rage incident on I-94 near Detroit Metro Airport, police said.

Demetrius Deshawn Butler, 28, is accused of pointing a gun at a car with a 49-year-old Detroit man, a 25-year-old Royal Oak woman and an 8-month-old infant inside.

Police said Butler was driving west on I-94 at the time of the incident.

The victims told a Michigan State Police trooper about the incident, and Butler was pulled over on I-94 near Michigan Avenue. He was arrested at that location, police said.

Officials previously said the woman told them a shot was fired at the vehicle. It's unclear if authorities still believe a shot was fired.

Police said in a previous release that a gun was recovered when Butler was arrested.

Butler is charged with felony in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, two counts of felonious assault, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and four felony firearms violations.

He was arraigned Friday at 34th District Court. A probable cause conference is scheduled for March 20 and a preliminary examination is scheduled for March 27.

Butler is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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