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Man shot by Yellowstone County deputy during alleged carjacking ID'd

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 23:07:01-04

The man who was shot by a Yellowstone County deputy during an attempted carjacking Monday has been identified as David Fasthorse, 32, according to Billings police.

Fasthorse was taken into custody at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on a federal hold unrelated to the Monday incident, Billings Police Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a news release. He has not been charged Wednesday with any crimes related to the carjacking.

Fasthorse was the driver of the reported stolen vehicle at Town Pump at King Avenue West and 32nd Street. He allegedly rammed into a police vehicle, then struck Deputy Brandon Smart, who fired at the vehicle and struck Fasthorse, according Sheriff Mike Linder.

Smart has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is typical with any officer-involved shooting.

Fasthorse drove off with a passenger and crashed into a ditch in Amend Park. He was arrested shortly after fleeing the vehicle, and he and his female passenger were taken to the hospital.