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3 people facing felony charges for shooting Jeep in Great Falls

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The incident happened at around 3:15 a.m. Saturday near 4200 Central Avenue. The incident happened at around 3:15 a.m. Saturday near 4200 Central Avenue.
GREAT FALLS -

John Charles McKinnis, Jordan Thompson, and Tyler Christianson have been charged with several felonies after they allegedly shot up a Jeep in Great Falls.

The incident happened on June 11th at about 3:15 a.m. near 4200 Central Avenue.

Great Falls police officers responded to reports of gunshots and a vandalized vehicle.  

Officers found a white Jeep Cherokee with more than a dozen bullet holes on the driver's side; the front and rear driver's-side tires had also been shot.

Court documents say that officers found eleven .40 caliber shell casings; seven .45 caliber shell casings; two small shotgun wads; and one .40 caliber fired cartridge case. They counted 23 bullet holes in the vehicle. 

There were eight people inside the four-plex apartment where the Jeep was parked; court documents say that every one of those people was placed at "risk of death or serious bodily injury" as a result of the shooting directed at the Jeep.

The three are facing several charges of criminal endangerment; tampering with or fabricating physical evidence; and criminal mischief.

We will update you as we get more information.


(JUNE 11, 2016) Great Falls Police are investigating an early morning drive-by shooting.

The incident happened at around 3:15 a.m. Saturday near 4200 Central Avenue.

According to police, gun shots were fired at both an apartment and a Jeep.The vehicle was shot at more than 20 times.

No one was injured in the incident. The GFPD is still investigating.

We will update you if we get more details.

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