GREAT FALLS — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened overnight in Teton County. Trysten Fellers, 22 years old, died from a gunshot wound. The suspect has been identified as Erin Elliot Holcomb.
The Choteau Acantha reports that Fellers and several other were at a party at a residence southwest of Fairfield. Several people were drunk and wanted to drive themselves home. Witnesses told deputies that Trysten took away the keys to one of their vehicles and planned to drive them home while his fiancee followed in their car to then give him a ride home.
Holcomb then reportedly got into his vehicle in the driver’s seat and refused to get out; Trysten called his father, “Sonny” Fellers, and asked him to come and help with the situation. Court documents say that as Sonny arrived, he heard a gunshot and his son calling for help.
Trysten's fiancee posted on Facebook on Friday: "Thank you everyone for your love and prayers. I ask on behalf of the families and loved ones for space to grieve and process the circumstances correctly. Thank you."
Fairfield Schools sent a text message to parents on Friday: “There was a situation last night in Teton County. The Sheriff’s Department has assured us that it is safe for regular school attendance today.”
We will update you as we get more information.