Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in New Year’s Eve Shooting [YouTube]
The Missoula City Police department has been asked by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred on New Year's Eve.
Public Information Officer Travis Welsh released the following statement early on New Year's Day.
On December 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm, Missoula County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence in the 7300 block of Grooms Road in Evaro for a disturbance between a male and female.
The 42-year-old male suspect left the residence before Deputies arrived, but he was located in a vehicle a short distance away. The Deputies engaged in a short vehicle pursuit.
The male turned his vehicle around and drove the car at a deputy who had exited his patrol vehicle.
The Deputy fired his handgun, striking the male twice. The vehicle continued forward, but stopped after hitting a tree.
The male was arrested and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The Sheriff’s Deputy also received medial treatment for minor injuries he received during the incident.
Welsh said the name of the wounded suspect would be released when he is officially charged with a crime. The name of the deputy who fired his weapon and was injured in the incident has not been released.