Walter White shot in Lockwood; search for suspect continues

2013-01-30T10:33:00Z 2013-12-17T07:44:05Z Walter White shot in Lockwood; search for suspect continuesBy ZACH BENOIT zbenoit@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

The victim in a Tuesday morning shooting in Lockwood was identified as Walter White by the Yellowstone County Sheriff on Wednesday.

The search continues for a suspect in the shooting, and Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said the gun used in the incident has been found.

Sheriff's deputies quickly began searching for a suspect after a man checked himself into a Billings hospital Tuesday with at least one gunshot wound.

The man had been shot at or near his business at 1270 Lockwood Road but spoke to investigators on Tuesday to help identify a suspect.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, deputies had not located the suspect.

"Search warrants were served yesterday and we collected quite a bit of evidence, including a gun that we believe was used in the shooting," Linder said Wednesday. "More search warrants are in the process and hopefully we'll be able to find this suspect soon."

During the investigation, they also impounded a pair of vehicles.

Linder declined to release the name of the suspect, saying that certain elements of the investigation need to be addressed before he can do so.

While an exact condition wasn't available on White, 52, Linder said he believed the man remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Other law enforcement agencies in and around Billings are helping the sheriff's office search for the suspect, Linder said.

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