California man arrested following Montana shooting

2014-08-02T16:35:00Z California man arrested following Montana shootingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 02, 2014 4:35 pm  • 

BOZEMAN  — Gallatin County authorities in western Montana have taken into custody a California man they suspect shot a Butte man in the leg during an argument.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says that officers arrested 37-year-old Luke Andrew Lapinski of Buellton, California, at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich says officers received a report of possible shots fired at 12:15 a.m. Friday. The 38-year-old victim had a gunshot wound to his calf and drove himself to the hospital.

Sheriff Ed Lester says Lapinski was in a silver 2013 Chevrolet Corvette and arguing with the victim when Lapinski fired two shots from a handgun. One shot hit the Butte man in the leg.

Lapinski on Saturday was listed as an inmate at the Gallatin County Detention Center.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Bills to expand net-metering killed by Senate panel

1 hour agoLoading…
House Republicans splitting Bullock's infrastructure bill

House Republicans splitting Bullock's infrastructure bill

5 hours agoLoading…
Engstrom, Cruzado update committee on higher-ed accountability measures

Engstrom, Cruzado update committee on higher-ed accountability measures

5 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
Bill to reduce income taxes heard by Senate panel

Bill to reduce income taxes heard by Senate panel

6 hours agoLoading…
More GOP income tax bills tossed into the mix

More GOP income tax bills tossed into the mix

8 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

Options coming for public swimming pool, carousel

9 hours agoLoading…

2 teens die in oil patch collision

9 hours agoLoading…
'Big, fat perch': Derby pleases serious and casual anglers alike

'Big, fat perch': Derby pleases serious and casual anglers alike

10 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

Cigarette butt DNA leads police to suspected archery thief

10 hours agoLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses