Burglar Shot by Missoula Homeowner Passes Away
UPDATE at 9:27 a.m. on February 7, 2023:
The Sheriff and Coroner, Jeremiah Petersen, is releasing the name of the man who died Monday, after sustaining gunshot wounds in an incident on Brooks Street in Missoula on the afternoon of February 5, 2023. The deceased male has been identified as Patrick S. Shemorry, 41, of Spokane Valley, Washington.
First Report at 11:23 a.m. on February 6, 2023:
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 6, 2023, a man who was shot multiple times by a Missoula homeowner during a burglary passed away. According to Missoula Police Department Public Information Officer Whitney Bennett, officers responded Sunday afternoon to a burglary in progress on the 300 block of Brooks Street.
Bennet said a homeowner encountered a man trying to enter his residence and gave him multiple warnings to stop, but the male continued to enter the residence and broke through the outer screen door.
It was at that moment that the homeowner shot the male multiple times. Officers arrived on the scene and provided life-saving measures. The male was quickly transported by ambulance to a Missoula hospital where he later passed away.
Bennett said the Missoula Police Department continues to investigate this incident. The coroner will release the name of the male at a later time. We will provide more information about this incident when it becomes available.