More details emerge in fatal Missoula shooting

Posted at 8:22 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 10:50:23-04

More details have emerged over the shooting earlier this month that left one man dead after interacting with two Missoula Police officers.

Two Missoula police officers responded to a suspicious drug activity call on Sept. 2 near A St. in Missoula. When the two officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with 35 year old Steven Gill.

Court documents have now revealed that Gill gave the police a false name. Five minutes after speaking to police, an officer at the scene told dispatch, “Shots fired, one down.”

After shots were fired, officers attempted to administer chest compressions in the hopes of saving Gil. He died later that day at Saint Patrick Hospital.

The following day, police went back to the scene and collected three .40 caliber bullet casings and a .357 magnum as wells as various drug paraphernalia, including a container with a tar-like substance in it.

The Department of Justice is still investigating the matter. Both officers have been put on administrative leave with pay, which is standard practice.