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Man Accused of Aggravated Burglary Appears in Court

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A man arrested in connection with Sunday night's shooting on Billings south side makes a court appearance.

Daniel Lira, 37, is charged with aggravated burglary and obstructing a peace officer.

According to court documents, Christopher Michelotti and Lira illegally entered the home on the 3000 block of Eighth Avenue South around 11 PM Sunday. Police say they responded to a report of a man with a gun, and when officers arrived, they heard shots fired. Police say they noticed Michelotti had a gunshot wound in his leg.

The five residents of the home say they were in the basement and noticed Michelotti in their home. Court documents indicate Michelotti had a handgun and one of the residents got his shotgun and shot Michelotti as he walked down into the basement. Michelotti then fired three times into the basement. Documents say those shots didn't hit anyone.

Documents also show Lira also drove Michelotti to the home.

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