Wednesday, January 04, 2017

MT: Gunfight, 1 Intruder Wounded, both Captured in Manhunt


Two men are in custody after a suspected burglary near Wolf Creek that led to a shooting and a brief manhunt Wednesday afternoon.

The incident began at around 2 p.m. at a summer cabin in the 4000 block of Little Wolf Creek Road.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says the property owners drove up to find a dark SUV parked by the building. As they got closer, they saw two men running toward them.

“We’re still investigating exactly what happened, but there was an incident where shots were fired,” said Dutton.

He says it appears there was a confrontation between the suspects and the homeowners, and both sides fired shots. Investigators aren’t yet sure who fired first.

One of the suspects was injured in the shootout and remained in that area. The other ran off down the road toward the town of Wolf Creek.

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