One person dead after shootout with Flathead law enforcement

Posted at 12:34 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 15:22:32-04

An investigation is underway following a fatal shooting involving law enforcement in the Flathead.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says that deputies responded on Sunday evening to a residence on Rogers Lake Road in the Kila area for a report of a disturbance with a weapon.

Deputies arrived on scene and shots were fired from a person in the residence, prompting the SWAT team to be called in, according to a news release.

Heino says that after a few hours the subject fired at officers who then returned fire. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers sustained injuries during the incident.

The three law enforcement officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident with the assistance of a coroner from Lake County.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.