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Tuesday
Sep022014

Investigation continues, no arrest in Missoula club shooting

(MISSOULA)- Missoula detectives are continuing to investigate Monday's fatal shooting outside a strip club, but say they've made no arrests in the case at this point. 

Missoula Police say a 23-year old man was killed after a fight broke out shortly after 1 a.m. outside the Fox Club in the 2000 block of Ernest Avenue. 

Witnesses told police the victim and another 27-year old man were fighting, with one man reaching through the window of a vehicle to assault the other, when the 27-year old fired the fatal shot, hitting the younger man in the chest. He died later at the hospital. 

The shooter immediately surrendered his gun to police and detectives say he's been cooperating with the investigation. 

Monday
Apr282014

Exchange student killed in Missoula shooting 

(MISSOULA)- Authorities are now saying it was a Missoula exchange student that was shot and killed when he was found in a homeowner's garage early Sunday morning. 

Missoula County Public School officials have identified the shooting victim as Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany. He'd been attending classes as a Junior at Big Sky High School. 

Detectives say the shooting happened just after midnight when the 29-year old resident thought he heard an alarm and found the boy inside his garage. He was fatally injured by the gunshot and died soon after police had responded to the home on Deer Canyon Court. 

Read the latest on the story from KPAX TV. 

Monday
Sep232013

Missoula standoff drags on into the evening

KPAX TV photo(MISSOULA)- Missoula Police and SWAT teams spent hours Monday in a stand-off with a man who holed up in a trailer on the city's north side. 

The standoff started when officers were dispatched to the report of an assault at a different location. At one point in the afternoon, police say a single shot was fired. Officers have been in touch with the man, who also has a woman inside the trailer. Fresh personnel from Missoula County and other agencies was brought in later in the evening for relief. 

No one had been injured and negotiators continued to use several approaches to try and talk the man into surrendering. 

 

Saturday
Sep072013

Missoula Police continue to investigate fatal motorcycle crash

(MISSOULA)- Missoula Police are continuing to investigate the fatal crash that killed a motorcyclist Friday evening, and asking the public for an information that could help.

Emergency units were called to the intersection of 3rd and Reserve around 8:30 last night with the report of a collision between a truck and a motorcycle. When they arrived, they found the 34-year old bike rider had already died from his injuries. 

MPD says the 73-year old driver of the pickup truck wasn't hurt in the crash and is cooperating with authorities. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or otherwise has knowledge related to the crash is asked to contact the Missoula Police Department; Det. Mark Blood at (406) 552-6281, or Det. JC Denton at (406) 552-6292

Friday
Jul122013

Security will be tight for Missoula Marathon

(MISSOULA)- Expect to see a strong police presence, and no backpacks during this Sunday's Missoula Marathon. 

Missoula Police are implementing extra security measures in the aftermath of the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon last spring as a precaution. 

MPD says runners will only be able to have small race bags but no backpacks will be allowed near the race finish line. Runners also won't be allowed re-entry once they've left the finish area. More officers are also expected to be on patrol all along the race routes.

Read more from KPAX TV.