Posted: Aug 3, 2013 9:31 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 4, 2013 2:55 PM
UPDATE: BILLINGS - The man in his twenties thought to be shot by a driver of a Ford F-350 pickup was in fact not struck by a bullet, according to Billings Police Department.
Sergeant Neil Lawrence corrected the error in a follow-up press release that stated; "Upon further investigation it was discovered that the male subject who reported that he had been shot was in fact not shot. The male subjects who got into the back of the truck reported seeing a weapon displayed by the suspect."
The release went on to say the male subject did receive an injury to his to his arm either in the back of the truck or when he jumped out.
Police are still searching for the suspect and suspect vehicle.
BILLINGS- A man was shot Saturday night in Billings after getting into an altercation with the driver of a truck that nearly struck him moments earlier.
According to the Billings Police Department, two males were sitting at the northeast corner of King Avenue West and South 20th Street West when a driver of a Ford F-350 pickup truck drove off of the roadway and almost struck the two men.
Sergeant Neil Lawrence says the two men said they jumped into the back of the truck and began hitting the rear window.
The driver then fired a gun at the two men, striking one of them in the arm, before the men were able to get away from the truck.
The driver then left the intersection northbound on South 20th Street West.
The victim, a man described as being around 20-years-old, was transported by ambulance to Billings Clinic.
The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
Anyone with knowledge of the incident or has information regarding the suspect or truck is asked to call the Billings Police Department at 406-657-8460.