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Billings stabbing victim ID'd

Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 14:22:21-04

BILLINGS — The man who suffered a fatal stab wound in downtown Billings was identified Tuesday.

Adrian Brian Goodbear, 26, died Sunday after suffering a laceration to his arm during a confrontation outside the downtown Hardee's restaurant.

Police said Goodbear drove away from the scene and his body was found later in a car parked behind the Rodeway Inn on North 27th Street.

Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney said Goodbear bled to death.

Police arrested Adriano Fowler, 26, shortly after the incident. Fowler is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on a possible charge of deliberate homicide.

Goodbear and Fowler were "known associates," police said.