Great Falls Murder Suspect Found Dead After Fleeing to Pondera County
A murder suspect from Great Falls has been found dead after reportedly shooting himself in Pondera County.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, allegedly fled a crime scene in Great Falls.
The Great Falls Police Department has not released any details about the incident, except to say that it was serious.
Following the incident, several law enforcement officers were seen speeding to Valier in Pondera County.
The Pondera County Sheriff’s Office stated that deputies were informed that the suspect had left Great Falls in a black GMC truck at around 7:45 PM.
A sheriff’s deputy found the truck near Conrad, but when they tried to contact the suspect, he drove away, and deputies began chasing after him.
During the pursuit, the suspect reportedly fired at the deputies.
The chase went through the town of Valier and stopped at the Valier Pavilion boat ramp, where deputies were able to block his escape.
Sheriff Garupa stated that officers tried for three hours to get the suspect to surrender, but at around 11 PM, he shot himself.
At this point, the identity of the murder victim in Great Falls has not been released, nor has the name of the suspect.