Posted: May 22, 2013 10:02 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: May 22, 2013 10:02 PM
NEAR HELENA - Authorities say that a homeowner reportedly shot and killed an intruder trying to burglarize his home.
The incident occurred at 4276 Canyon Ferry Road.
Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Grimmis said that his office received a call at 2:40 p.m. from the homeowner, who said that as he approached his home, he had seen an intruder inside the house.
Grimmis said the man reportedly confronted the intruder, and shots were fired, although it it not yet known if the intruder had a weapon.
The suspect managed to get out of the house, then got into his car and began to drive away, but crashed into a chain link fence.
Grimmis said that the man, whose identity is not yet known, died at the scene from his injuries.
We will update you as we learn more.