Victim of Fatal Missoula Sheriff’s Office Shooting Identified
Ravalli County Sheriff and Coroner Steve Holton issued a press release on Friday afternoon identifying the victim of a fatal Missoula County Sheriff's Office shooting that occurred on August 29.
The victim was identified as Johnny Lee Perry II of Missoula. The Ravalli County Coroner's Office is conducting the Coroner investigation, which is common practice when another agency's personnel are involved in a custodial death. The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting an independent investigation as well.
An autopsy was performed earlier this week by pathologists at the Montana Division of Forensic Science. The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicology examinations.
Sheriff Holton thanked the Missoula County Sheriff's Office for their cooperation and assistance with the investigation. The completed investigation will be provided to the Missoula County Attorney's Office to conduct a Coroner's Inquest.