16-year-old arrested following shooting death of Rocky Mountain College student

Billings Gazette

The 18-year-old Rocky Mountain College athlete shot Saturday morning during a confrontation on the 900 block of Poly Drive in Billings has died.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old male suspect, according to Lt. Matt Lennick.

Investigators say the victim and suspect were apparently at a gathering with several others in a house in the 1400 block of Avenue C.

During a disturbance in the home at about 2:50 a.m., someone discharged a weapon and several of the witnesses ran away. As officers were responding to a weapons complaint at that location, they received a second call about the teenager shot on Poly, Lennick said in a Sunday press release.

Based on tips from the shooting investigation, at about 9 a.m. Sunday, a police SWAT team, a drone team and negotiators responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Sourdough, the lieutenant said.

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The suspected shooter was arrested there and has been charged with deliberate homicide and remanded into custody with Youth Services.

Rocky Mountain College has suspended all sports activities until further notice.

On Saturday evening, as many as 200 students, faculty and friends held a candlelight prayer service

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