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"Person of interest" named in Lewistown shooting death

Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 23:12:36-04

An arrest warrant has been issued for Douglas John Foster in connection with the shooting death of a man in Lewistown.

The Lewistown Police Department says that Foster should be considered armed and dangerous; if seen, do no approach him or his vehicle - call 911 immediately.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Foster, call the Lewistown Police Department at 535-1800, or call Central Montana Crimestoppers line at 538-2746. You can remain anonymous.

(1st REPORT, 2:07 pm) Police in Lewistown are investigating the shooting death of a man, and have named a "person of interest" in the case.

Central Montana Dispatch received a 911 call at about 5:35 a.m. on Saturday requesting medical assistance for a gunshot wound on the 100 block of Crystal Drive in Lewistown.

Officers found a deceased 52-year old man at the scene. The name of the man has not yet been released.

Police say that foul play is suspected, and are searching for a man they call a "person of interest." The man's name is Doug Foster, 47 years old. He was seen leaving the area in a 1995 green Toyota Tacoma flatbed with Montana Plate 8-31182A.

Police say that Foster may be armed, and advise that if you see him or the pickup, you should not approach him. Call 911 immediately.

No other details have been released at this point, and the investigation is continuing.

We will update you when we get more information.