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Suspect Arrested in Heights Parking Lot Shooting

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Billings Police arrest a man, the US Marshal Service said was on Montana's most wanted list.

Billings Police identify the suspect as James Cracraft, who was wanted by the US Marshal's Service Montana Violent Offender Task Force on a warrant.

Police and Yellowstone County Sheriff deputies were dispatched just before 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot of the Heights Target. Officers were responding to a call about shots being fired. When they arrived, officers found the owner of the car, whose vehicle allegedly was stolen. Lt. Mark Cady says the owner of the car saw Cracraft sitting in the vehicle. When the owner confronted the Cracraft, Cracraft fired a shot and fled on foot.

"Billings Police officers and Yellowstone County deputies kind of set up a big perimeter in the area up here around the ice rink, and were able to capture the guy and recover the weapon," Lt. Cady said.

Cracraft was found hiding in a backyard off of cross street and he was taken into custody without incident. Billings Police said the man has warrants out for his arrest. The incident remains under investigation.

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