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Man charged after deadly shooting in Pablo

Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 16:01:41-05

POLSON – A Mission Valley man is behind bars after a Thursday night fatal shooting.

Lake County Sheriff Donald R. Bell reported Daniel Chance Blixt, 29, of Pablo has been charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting death of Matthew Adam Posey Darnell, 30, of Polson.

Sheriff Bell said the shooting was called in just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribal officers, Lake County Sheriff deputies, and the Montana Highway Patrol arrived at the scene on Division Street in Pablo and found Matthew Darnell shot multiple times.

Darnell was rushed to a hospital where he died a short time later.

Blixt is being held in the Lake County jail until his initial court appearance on the murder charge.

Darnell’s body was taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy.

3-1-2019Press Release:Daniel Chance Blixt (29) 5-13-1989 of Pablo MT has been charged with Deliberate Homicide in…

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office on Friday, 1 March 2019