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Man accused of firing shots in Kalispell facing several charges

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 10:43:58-05

KALISPELL – A man faces a slew of felony charges after an hour-long stand-off with police that started with a report of “shots fired” in Kalispell on Thursday night.

Off of a main road in Kalispell is Valley Drive where 22-year-old Cody Lindahl was arrested after shooting at officers.

Assault on a police officer, assault with a weapon, burglary, bail jumping, and attempted negligent homicide are the current charges against the Kalispell man.

Officers and SWAT were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to Valley Drive after reports came in of a man walking through the streets with a shotgun.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino — who’s in his first month on the job — is thanking all of the law enforcement agencies involved in resolving the incident.

This was a very high-stress incident for us, I’m glad our officers were ok, and the suspect is ok,” Sheriff Heino said.

“This could have been much worse with the dynamics that we’re now seeing during our investigation.”

Those dynamics Sheriff Heino is talking about is that it appears Lindahl was shooting directly at officers but luckily no one was injured.

However, if an investigation confirms Lindahl was shooting at officers, he could face up to 20 years in prison for attempted negligent homicide.