Posted: Aug 27, 2013 8:28 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Aug 27, 2013 9:20 PM
Sunday night's attempted murder along Frontage Road has many concerned, but the Bozeman Police said this incident should not be a case for anxiety.
The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, when two transients who were camping together along Frontage Road got into an argument.
The argument then escalated, and according to court documents, the victim pulled out a knife, and the defendant, John David Hodges allegedly shot the victim three times with a black powder pistol.
Public safety is a concern for many, but Bozeman Police Captain Steve Crawford said, there is no reason to be worried.
"Those are two different things and I wouldn't necessarily draw a safety concern for the general public," Crawford said. "This is the same as two people that for all intensive purposes that lived together that escalated to a shooting. The safe thing to do is, if people feel unsafe by a camp or a person at a camp and they can articulate a reason for the concern, call us."
The victim remains at Bozeman Deaconess, after successful surgery, in serious but stable condition.