The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a search is still ongoing for suspects believed to have fired shots at a deputy during a routine stop.

The shots were fired Tuesday afternoon and the search has broadened to multiple Montana counties for three men riding in a Blue Chrysler 300.  Below is the full recounting of what occurred according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department this statement was posted on Facebook around 7:00 P.m. Tuesday night:

At approximately 3:25 this afternoon a Jefferson county deputy attempted a traffic stop on what is believed to be a blue Chrysler 300 passenger vehicle with unreadable registration on I-15 near mile marker 185 in the northbound lanes.
This suspect vehicle did not stop and multiple shots were fired at our deputy. The deputy's patrol vehicle was struck and the suspects fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

Our deputy was thankfully not injured.

It is believed that the suspect vehicle was occupied by three males, whose identities remain unknown.

The vehicle was last seen in Lewis & Clark County. Our agency has been assisted by law enforcement & communications officers from Boulder Police Department, Broadwater County Sheriff's office, Montana Highway Patrol, Helena Police Department, and Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office.

If you have any information please contact our agency at 406-225-4075.
If you see this suspect vehicle please do not approach and call 911. They are considered armed and dangerous.

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