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Suspect in Missoula, Evaro shootings captured

Posted at 7:14 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 09:14:56-04

MISSOULA – A suspect in a pair of overnight shootings in Missoula and Evaro has been captured after an extensive, hours-long, search.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 6:15 a.m. the Special Response Team took Johnathan Bertsch into custody without incident.

He was arrested in the 16000 block of Thornburg Way in the Evaro area.

Earlier on Friday morning, the Montana Highway Patrol confirmed that a trooper was shot and taken to a Missoula hospital as a result of the incident in the Evaro area.

We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.

Story by Mark Thorsell – MTN News