The Missoula Police Department has released a surveillance photo of a man who allegedly robbed Montana Lil's Casino on North Reserve early Tuesday morning, October 7.

Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said the suspect was armed with a silver-colored semi-automatic handgun. The suspect, described by casino staff as being from six feet to six feet two inches tall and weighing from 180 to 200 pounds, was dressed all in black with a black bandanna over his face and dark sunglasses.

Welsh said the suspect deliberately fired a round from the pistol into the ceiling of the casino as he was running out the back door of the establishment. No one was injured, and the suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cash.

He asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact Detective Guy Baker at 552-6284, or to remain anonymous, to contact Crimestoppers at 721-44-44.