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Man dies in Billings after early morning shooting; 1 arrested

Man dies in Billings after early morning shooting; 1 arrested


A Billings man has been arrested for deliberate homicide after a 33-year-old man who was shot on Billings' West End early Friday morning died in the hospital.

Robert Knight, 62, of Billings, has been arrested and is in custody at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility, Lt. Brandon Wooley said in a tweet from the Billings Police Department. 

The shooting that killed a 33-year-old man occurred on the 400 block of 19th St. W. around 2 a.m. Friday morning. The man has not been identified. 

Billings police officers responded to the scene and surrounded the home in crime scene tape. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to a tweet from the Billings Police Department.

The man was taken to a Billings hospital with a gunshot wound, where he died Friday morning.

This is the third fatal shooting that has happened in Billings in less than a month.

On April 26, Micah Aaron Myron, 50, was shot on the 100 block of South 31st Street and died later that night in a hospital.

It was the first fatal shooting in Billings since June 2019.

A man suspected to be involved in Myron’s death has been charged in a shooting that occurred days later in Butte, but no charges have been filed directly to Myron’s homicide.

The next day on April 27, Brett Ness, 24, was killed after a shooting on Florine Lane. Ness was unresponsive when responders arrived. He died after being taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

One person has been charged in connection with Ness' homicide. 

Raisha Brailee Marie Blacksmith, 24, is accused of driving the gunman and others away from Florine Lane shortly after Ness was fatally shot. 

Police have said that the first two shooting deaths were unrelated. Both are being investigated as homicides.


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