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Suspect arrested in Western Montana double murder investigation

Posted at 7:30 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 14:14:23-04

STEVENSVILLE — A man was arrested in Missoula in connection with a double murder that happened in the Stevensville area at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said in a news release that deputies responded to a 911 call with emergency medical personnel and found two women dead due to apparent gunshot injuries.

A man was also injured by gunfire prior to the suspect fleeing the scene. The male victim was taken to the hospital.

The suspect's vehicle description was broadcast by radio, and law enforcement from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol, Missoula Police Department, and Ravalli County Sheriff's Office pursued the suspect until the vehicle crashed in Missoula.

The suspect was apprehended uninjured.

The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths as a domestic violence incident and there is evidence the suspect was under the influence of narcotics. Because the investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office did not release the names of the victims.

The sheriff's office has not yet released the name of the suspect.