(UPDATE, 10 p.m.) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated that at 3:25 p.m., one of its deputies attempted to make a traffic stop near mile marker 185 in the northbound lane of Interstate 15.
The suspect vehicle, believed to be a blue Chrysler 300 passenger car with unreadable registration, did not stop and multiple shots were fired at the deputy.
The deputy’s patrol vehicle was struck and the suspects fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy was not injured.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated the vehicle was believed to have been occupied by three males, whose identities remain unknown.
The vehicle was last seen in Lewis and Clark County.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by law enforcement and communications officers from Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Helena Police Department, and the Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office.
If you have any information about the incident, please call (406) 225-4075. If you see the suspect vehicle, please call 911. Do not approach as the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
(1st Report, 5:45 p.m.) A deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was shot at Tuesday afternoon during an attempted traffic stop.
According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. The deputy was not injured.
The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing north on Interstate 15, then headed east on Canyon Ferry Drive from Lake Helena Drive.
The suspect vehicle is a blue Chrysler 300 with temporary registration occupied by three males.
If the vehicle is located, do not approach, advised LCCSO. You are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 442-7883 or dail 911.
The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
We will update you with any new information.