Incident

3-14-2019 Montana Missoula 4-1

Location

March 14, 2019

Stonecreek Lodge
5145 Airway Blvd
Missoula, Montana
Geolocation: 46.9214, -114.072

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Shelley Hayes
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Casey Blanchard
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Julie Blanchard
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Participant Characteristics:
    • Law Enforcement
  • Name: Trooper Wade Palmer
  • Age: 35
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Johnathan Albert Bertsch
  • Age: 29
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Police Targeted
  • Spree Shooting (multiple victims, multiple locations)
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)
  • Assault weapon (AR-15, AK-47, and ALL variants defined by law enforcement)

Notes

secondary location Evaro Bar & Casino 17025 US-93 where the trooper was shot an hour later No cooling off period

Guns Involved

3 guns involved.

  • Type: 223 Rem [AR-15]
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: 45 Auto
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 0
State Senate District: 48
State House District: 96