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Feb 3, 2013 7:53 PM by MTN News

Suspect in custody in Whitefish shooting death

The Whitefish Police Department is investigating a fatal Saturday night shooting that took the life of Ordean EngeBretson, 42, of Whitefish.

Police Chief Bill Dial says the incident happened in the 400 Block of Colorado Avenue, and that neighbors reported hearing screams and then one apparent shot at around 9:35 p.m.

Dial adds that a short time later, a woman knocked on a neighbor's door and stated that she had shot her boyfriend.

The neighbors called 911 and Whitefish police responded where they found EngeBretson, who had been shot several times, lying on the living room floor of the residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dial says the suspect in the case, Katherine Lanegan, 37, also of Whitefish, is now behind bars in the Whitefish jail as the investigation into the shooting continues.


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