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Man charged for Sunday Great Falls shooting

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 18:16:51-04

GREAT FALLS – A man has been charged with assault with a weapon (felony) in Great Falls after he allegedly told police that he had shot someone on Sunday.

Court documents state the on Sunday night, William Patrick Rose III, 42, Rose contacted the Great Falls Police Department and reported that he had shot someone.

Officers responded to the residence on the 500 block of 22nd Avenue NE, where they found a man with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The man who was shot was taken to Benefis Health System for treatment; there is no word at this time on his current condition.

Court documents state Rose claimed that the shooting was in self-defense, and told police that the gun he used was inside his vehicle parked in front of the residence, but refused to provide any other information.

Prosecutors have requested that bond for Rose be set at $100,000 due to the "excessively violent nature of this crime."

This is a developing story.