Posted: Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM by MTN News - Billings
BILLINGS - More details have been released in a homicide that took place on Christmas in the Heights.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, 41-year-old David Bruce Isaacson (pictured) faces one count of deliberate homicide and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Isaacson admitted to using a .357 revolver to shoot and kill 34-year-old Sabah Mallak of Billings.
The investigation so far has revealed that Isaacson was in a long-term relationship with a woman who reportedly was also in an abusive relationship with Mallak.
According to Isaacson, Mallak was driving by their home early Christmas morning, and it resulted in an argument with the woman.
While he was in the bathroom, Isaacson said the woman left the house to meet Mallak.
Isaacson left the residence with his revolver and saw the woman talking to Mallak near the intersection of Linden and Galway.
Mallak was in a vehicle and began to drive towards Isaacson; that's when Isaacson allegedly shot at the vehicle, causing Mallak to crash into a fence.
Mallak got out of the vehicle and Isaacson said he shot the victim multiple times.
An autopsy revealed Mallak had bullet wounds in the buttocks, the left side of his upper back, and the center of his chest.
A pathologist confirmed that gunshots caused Mallak's death.
The .357 revolver Isaacson reportedly used was recovered from the Yellowstone River. It contained five spent shell casings.
Isaacson is expected to appear in Yellowstone County Justice Court for his initial appearance sometime this week.