KALISPELL — A criminal investigation is underway regarding a high-speed chase that ended with shots fired in downtown Bigfork last month.
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says the chase started at around 7 a.m. on March 24 when a male reported his truck stolen near Glacier Park International Airport.
Law enforcement found the vehicle in the Evergreen area, with a female driver, identified as Awndry Lynn Francisco, inside. She was not the owner.
Francisco led law enforcement to Bigfork where Sheriff Heino says an officer fired a weapon in self-defense -- no one was injured.
Sheriff Heino added that Francisco was arrested and interviewed and is now in the Flathead County Detention Center.
Francisco – who is charged with criminal endangerment -- is expected to appear in court later this year.