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Butte man charged with attempted homicide after allegedly firing gun at another man inside a residence

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-09 13:19:18-05

(Updated with additional information, 7:35 p.m. MST, 03/08/2023)

BUTTE — A Butte man is charged with attempted deliberate homicide after allegedly firing a gun multiple times at the window of a residence while the victim was inside.

Court documents allege that 21-year-old Conner Tex Thomas Webster shot at a residence in the 200 block of Hummingbird Lane around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

The victim reportedly saw a truck backed into his driveway and turned on a light inside the residence—that’s when the shots were fired.

Police estimate five bullets were fired into the home. No one was injured in the shooting.

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Conner Tex Thomas Webster

Webster was arrested the day of the shooting and made an initial appearance in Butte Justice Court that afternoon. Justice of the Peace Jimm Kilmer set Webster's bond at $500,000.

A resident said it's rare for this kind of violence in this rural area.

“Well, we have a little bit of shooting around here at game and stuff, but nothing like that, it’s pretty quiet around here,” said Dan Ramirez.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting and Webster remained jailed as of Wednesday.