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Suspect in fatal Christmas shooting in Stevensville arrested

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 14:58:10-05

A suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting in Stevensville that happened early Christmas morning, according to Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton.

Holton said in a news release that 33-year-old Trevor Matthew Looney of Stevensville was arrested for deliberate homicide in connection with the death of John Komotios, 39, of Lake County.

Sheriff's deputies responded to an address on 5th Street in Stevensville about 10 minutes after midnight on December 25. Looney allegedly shot Komotios several times with a handgun; Komotios died at the scene.

Looney was arrested and is being held at the Ravalli County Detention Center on the deliberate homicide charge, as well as a charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

Holton said investigators are confident the shooting was an isolated incident between the two men and that there is no further threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with "knowledge of Trevor Looney's behavior and travels prior to and leading up to Christmas" to contact Ravalli County Detective Sergeant Matt Cashell.