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Anaconda man identified as Billings murder victim

Posted at 10:45 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 12:48:35-05
Billings Canyon Drive Murder
Yellowstone County authorities say John Smathers, 25 of Anaconda, died from a gunshot wound on November 21. (MTN News photo)

BILLINGS – The man who was shot to death last week on Canyon Drive in Billing was identified Monday.

The Yellowstone County Coroner’s Office said John Smathers, 25 of Anaconda, died from a gunshot wound on November 21.

Billings police have released little information since the shooting but are investigating it as a homicide.

Another man, identified as a 30-year-old from Billings, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

-Samantha Sullivan reporting for MTN News