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Helena man charged for deadly shooting

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 24, 2024

HELENA — Kenneth William Greene of Helena has been charged with deliberate homicide after he allegedly fatally shot a woman on Friday, June 21, 2024.

According to court documents, police were dispatched Friday evening to the area of Prospect and North Washington for reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a woman in the driver’s seat of her SUV with a gunshot wound to her chest.

Officers and firefighters attempted lifesaving care but the woman, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Prosecutors say witnesses told investigators that a man matching Greene’s description had pulled his car in front of the victim’s, got out of the vehicle, and then fired into the victim's SUV, and then left the scene.

Police were able to identify the vehicle Greene was driving, saying it was registered to both the suspect and the victim.

Greene was taken into custody on Saturday morning at Morrison Park north of Walmart, where police also recovered a handgun.

Court records say Greene and the woman had previously been in a relationship and that Greene had allegedly previously talked about hurting her.

In court Monday prosecutors told the Justice of the Peace that Greene has a lengthy criminal past including six violent felony convictions.

Greene’s bail was set at $750,000.