Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - Just before midnight on August 22, 2023, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance between a male and female at a residence in the 1100 block of Napton Way in Lolo, Montana. According to Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith, the female left the residence after the male had picked up a handgun.  

Montana Highway Patrol responded at the request of Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, and met and moved, the female to a safe location,” Smith said. “Several shots from inside the residence were heard by law enforcement at the scene. A short time later the male was observed in a common area and was instructed by law enforcement to surrender himself. He surrendered without further incident.” 

Smith mentioned that the male sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was immediately treated by medical personnel. He was later transferred to a local hospital and no other injuries were reported during the incident. 

“Missoula County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the coordination of all responding agencies including MHP, City of Missoula Police Department, Missoula Rural Fire, and MESI,” Smith said. “Missoula County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to investigate the incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation by Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and no further details are available at this time.” 

KGVO will provide more information when it becomes available.  

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