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UPDATE: Deputies Track Down Man With Gun at Pictograph Cave

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UPDATE: Billings Police say evidence has connected the suspect in the Pictograph Cave State Park shooting to the shooting on Rimrock Road by Rocky Mountain College yesterday. Billings Police Captain John Bedford says damage to the suspect vehicle and witness statements ties the two shootings together. More information will be released at a news conference this afternoon.

9:10am UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Linder names the suspect in the Pictograph Cave State Park shooting. Kelly Megard, 52, is booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. The park is now back open.

It was a tense scene at Pictograph Cave State Park Tuesday, as deputies had to track down a man who fired several shots from a handgun.

According to Captain Bill Michaelis of the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, five deputies and two Montana Highway Patrol units headed out towards the park around two this afternoon.

"Well we received a call that there was a male subject down here at the Pictograph Caves shooting towards people, deputies responded. Right at this time, I'm not sure if he was shooting towards people or not. But he was shooting into the weeds and appeared to be a little incoherent. He was yelling at the bushes before he fired into them. He started to drive across cross-country. He drove off into a little marshy area back there where he got stuck. He got out of the vehicle there, and the deputies were able to approach him using a UPS truck that was back there for cover. They were able to get him to lay down his weapon back there. And they took him without incident."

The captain says there were roughly 40 people in the park at the time, including a special needs group.

No one was injured.

 

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