One Person Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Missoula
One person, a suspect in a criminal investigation, is dead after an officer-involved shooting.
Lydia Arnold, Public Information Officer with the Missoula Police Department has more details.
“One suspect is deceased and there is no threat to the public after an officer-involved shooting that occurred on (Saturday) August 27,” said Arnold. "The Missoula Police Department responded to several robbery calls in the city limits. The robbery suspect was located by a Missoula County Sheriff's Office deputy just after 11:30 a.m. on August 27 in the 5700 block of Highway 10 West.”
Arnold said multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in the incident and the ongoing investigation.
“The Missoula Police Department, Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service law enforcement, Missoula Airport police, Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montana Highway Patrol were all involved and responded to assist due to the threat to public safety.”
Whenever an officer-involved shooting occurs, the Montana Department of Criminal Investigations takes over the investigation.
“The incident has been turned over to the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation,” she said. “Currently, the Missoula Police Department and all of the agencies involved are fully cooperating with the Division of Criminal Investigation. Limited information can be disclosed at this time to allow for their investigation to proceed impartially.”
KGVO News will provide more information as it becomes available.