Posted: May 24, 2013 8:06 PM by MTN News
Updated: May 24, 2013 8:10 PM
UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Linder says the suspect in the Worden homicide, died this afternoon from gunshots wounds suffered in an altercation with deputies. Linder says the investigation continues to determine if the man killed the woman, whose body was found. Autopsies will be performed on both the victim and the suspect, starting at 9 am Saturday.
BILLINGS- Details are still unfolding in a series of incidents Friday morning near a bar in Worden, Montana.
According to Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of suspicious activities in or around an alley near the 406 Bar at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
After arriving on scene at 2430 Main Street, deputies located a vehicle matching the one detailed in the report.
Linder said the deputies engaged the driver and, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the driver produced a firearm and at least one deputy shot him.
That man was then taken to St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings by Life Flight helicopter.
Linder said he was not aware of the driver's condition or the extent of his injuries.
No deputies were injured in the shooting.
Linder said while deputies were further investigating the shooting, they discovered the body of a deceased individua -- and that the investigation into that death is being considered a homicide.
The identity or gender of the deceased individual has not yet been released.
Linder said he believed the officer-involved shooting and the homicide were related incidents.