At around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, a Missoula Police Department Officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of River Road. An adult male called 911 and reported a male drove past the residence in a vehicle and then returned moments later. The complainant said the male exited the car, drew a semi-automatic pistol, and chambered a round before leaving. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“28-year-old Torin Ishler is being held at the Missoula County Jail on an assault with a weapon charge after driving past a residence that he had no association with and threatening the residents with a weapon,” Arnold said. “The victims who were outside in front of the residence observed a vehicle drive back to the residence. A male got out and started berating the victims, yelling a bunch of different things toward them. The victims had no association with the male and did not know who he was.”
According to Arnold, Ishler then produced a semi-automatic handgun and chambered a bullet. Court documents indicate Ishler did not aim the pistol at any of the victims and kept it pointed downward toward the ground. Ishler then got back in his vehicle and drove away.