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Suspect sought after gunshot reportedly fired in Missoula

Stephens Avenue Gunshot
Posted at 10:17 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 12:28:40-04

MISSOULA — Missoula Police are looking for the public's help in locating a man who reportedly fired a shot from a handgun earlier this week.

MPD responded to the 1800 block of Stephens shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm.

The officers were informed that a shot had been fired from a handgun, according to a news release.

The officers made contact with two males who both described the same suspect that was no longer on the scene.

The male depicted in the above photo is reported to have smashed the complainant's windshield with the skateboard he is seen carrying.

The victim said he approached the suspect accompanied by a witness in a nearby parking lot.

He reported the suspect produced a revolver and fired a shot as he left the area. There were no injuries as a result.

The suspect is described as a white male on a mountain bike with a blue frame and a "dingy" white/grey crossbar.

He was carrying a green and white longboard and a yellow backpack/bag.

The suspect is described as being between 25 and 35 years old, tall and skinny with long brown hair and a long beard.

He was said to be wearing a charcoal grey bicycle helmet.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact Missoula Police Detective Mick McCarthy at (406) 552-6643.