Trooper released on own recognizance; ordered to surrender any guns

Timothy Walsh, the state trooper charged with pointing a loaded gun at an off-duty Boston cop after crashing his car while drunk, was released from custody today on condition he surrender any guns and his gun license and that he stay away from alcohol.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office had sought $2,000 bail for charges related to a standoff at Walsh's S. Munroe Terrace home early Saturday, but Dorchester District Court Judge Judge Robert Tochka instead set a series of conditions for Walsh, including that he undergo random breath tests and a mental health evaluation.

In a statement, the District Attorney's office described the allegations against Walsh, currently on leave from both the State Police and the military:

"Boston Police responded to Walsh's home early Saturday morning after he allegedly struck three parked cars with a 2010 Honda, drove away from the scene, then returned and walked into his residence. An off-duty Boston Police officer who observed the collisions went to that residence with other witnesses.

"Walsh allegedly came out of the residence and spoke briefly with the off-duty officer. He allegedly slurred his words while doing so, then walked into his front hallway and retrieved a semiautomatic handgun. He allegedly chambered a round into the firearm and pointed it at the officer. When the officer backed away, Walsh is said to have gone back inside.

"The off-duty officer notified Boston Police, who arrived a short time later. On arrival, they heard a gunshot from inside Walsh’s residence. Walsh then walked out of the residence and allegedly defied the officers when they ordered him to the ground. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody."

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