MISSOULA – A suspect in a pair of overnight shootings in Missoula and Evaro has been captured after an extensive, hours-long, search.
The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 6:15 a.m. the Special Response Team took Johnathan Bertsch into custody without incident.
He was arrested in the 16000 block of Thornburg Way in the Evaro area.
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Earlier on Friday morning, the Montana Highway Patrol confirmed that a trooper was shot and taken to a Missoula hospital as a result of the incident in the Evaro area.
Missoula Police Department spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh says that three people were shot and injured in the Missoula incident on Expressway.
All three people were taken to the hospital following the incident. Initial reports indicated that two people had been shot.
We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.