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Charges filed in connection with Missoula shooting incident

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 14:58:31-04

MISSOULA — A man is facing two counts of felony criminal endangerment after allegedly firing shots into a Missoula street last week.

The Missoula Police Department responded to the 200 block of East Beckwith Avenue for reports of shots fired at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

Dispatch told officers that a man -- later identified as Lochlan Michael Gordon -- was standing in front of a home in the area, firing what looked like a rifle into a vehicle parked nearby, according to court documents.

When officers arrived, they heard shots coming from the area. Gordon, who was living at the home at the time of the incident, was taken into custody.

Court documents say the windows of a car were shout out, and one tire was flat. One witness told police she thought Gordon shot at the vehicle about 15-to-20 times and detectives also found bullet holes and fragments on neighboring property.

According to court documents, Gordon appeared to be having a mental health crisis.

Gordon did not appear on the Missoula County Detention Center jail roster as of Tuesday morning.