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Victim in fatal Ennis shooting identified

Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:36:30-04

The victim in a fatal shooting in Ennis on Friday has been identified as 36-year-old Nicole Watson of Helena.

In a joint statement, the Madison County Sheriff's Office and Ennis Police Department said Watson died from a gunshot wound after officers responded to a reported gunshot within Ennis Town Limits around 2:01 p.m. on Friday.

A suspect, 53-year-old Rick Park of Ennis, is being held on charges of deliberate homicide and assault with a weapon.

The statement said Watson died at Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis.

The Ennis Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and United States Forest Service Law Enforcement with Ennis Ambulance responded to the scene.

No further details were available. We will update this story with any further information we receive.