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Missoula man sentenced in connection with March shooting

Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 15:32:33-04

MISSOULA — A Missoula man has been sentenced to four years in prison for one count of felony criminal endangerment and four years for criminal drug possession with the intent to distribute. The two sentences will run concurrently.

Court documents state that on March 29, 2020, law enforcement responded to shots being fired into an apartment building on South Fifth Street West.

Police received a description of the vehicle witnesses say the shots were fired from and located the Mercedes sedan at an apartment complex of South Garfield.

Law enforcement found Marvin Seastrunk in an apartment which also contained a firearm and cocaine with distribution paraphernalia.

Another person in the residence -- Avyn Eder -- told police he was driving the Mercedes with Seastrunk who fired two or three rounds at the apartment because of a “beef” between Seastrunk and the occupants of the apartment.

Eder is currently awaiting his trial which is scheduled for April, 16.

Seastrunk was previously convicted for a 2018 incident at Big Sky High School where Seastrunk lead police on a vehicle chase down South Reserve Street.

Court documents say that the Big Sky High School Resource Officer was attempting to search Seastrunk when the then student tried to flee the school in his vehicle.

Shots were fired at his vehicle because the SRO thought Seastrunk was attempting to run him over. Seastrunk disposed of a handgun during the vehicle pursuit.