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Bozeman Police officers respond to an early morning shooting

Post Date:06/11/2018 3:37 PM

On June 10, 2018, at approximately 5:00am, Bozeman Police patrol officers responded to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for a 19 year old Bozeman male who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his legs.

The victim had been asleep at a residence on the southeast side of town when a suspect came into the house at approximately 4:20am and shot him in the legs once with a .223 round. The victim could not see who shot him, and the suspect fled the scene. The male victim received surgery on his legs and is recovering at the hospital.

Detectives began an investigation into the shooting and ultimately identified Bozeman resident, Chad C. Jackson, 20 YOA, as the suspect in the case. Jackson had been at the residence earlier in the evening and had a verbal altercation with the victim. Officers were initially unable to find Jackson and placed an ‘attempt to locate’ to law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions requesting assistance. At approximately 4:45am on June 11, 2018, the Rexburg Police Department located and arrested Jackson without incident. He is being charged and held in jail on Assault with Weapon.

A second Bozeman male, Hunter S. Cruz, 19YOA, is also charged with felony Obstructing Justice in connection to the case for assisting Jackson, and is being held in jail on this charge.

This is an isolated incident and there is no further danger to the public related to these arrests.