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Details in UM residence hall shooting emerge in court documents

Posted at 6:42 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 20:42:41-04

MISSOULA – New details are starting to emerge from the shooting incident at the University of Montana last week, where a student is accused of firing his gun out of a dorm room window.

Court documents say that police obtained a search warrant for an Aber Hall dorm room after an investigation led them to a student who admitted to police that he had fired the rounds.

The student was brought in to the University of Montana Police Department by his mother where he admitted to police that he had fired the gun.

The student says that he did not recall much of the night because he was highly intoxicated but said that he had borrowed a handgun from a friend and that he had fired it out the window.

He then told police that when they searched his room he was pretty sure that they would find what they are looking or in the garbage.

UMPD is still conducting an investigation on the incident and when that is complete they will refer the case to the Missoula County Attorneys office who will determine if charges will be filed.