Flathead County Coverage

Jan 12, 2014 4:26 PM by KPAX STAFF

Fatal shooting in Marion

MARION - One man is dead after an early morning shooting near Marion on Sunday. According to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, it happened at 1:45 at a duplex apartment building.

The suspect, Mark Ames fatally shot a man who lived in the duplex. Ames wife lived in the other apartment. During the altercation, Ames fired multiple rounds into the victims apartment.The two men then confronted each other outside of the residences where Ames fatally wounded the victim.
Both men allegedly possessed firearms at the time of the shooting.

The victim was transported to Kalispell Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

Mark Ames is being held at the Flathead County Detention Center where he has been charged with Deliberate Homicide. The victims name is being withheld pending notification of family.

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