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3 people with alleged gang ties charged with shooting Jeep in Great Falls

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

Court documents allege that all three men are associated with the Amigos motorcycle gang, which is described as a “support club” of the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

The Jeep’s owner said that Thompson and others were following him on their motorcycles earlier that evening, and were weaving in and out of traffic trying to cut him off and run him off the road.

He told police he believed he was targeted because he had once dated Thompson’s current girlfriend; he also told officers that he had several "violent encounters” with Thompson in recent months.

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

Bond for each of the suspects was set at $50,000.

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