Just before 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, several Missoula Police officers on patrol downtown heard gun shots. Another unit then advised a person had been injured. An officer saw a group of individuals running northbound on Ryman and they said that the suspect was eastbound in the alley just north of the parking garage across from the Bodega Bar. The group of individuals advised that their friend had been shot. The officer saw that a male had a bullet wound on the back of his upper left thigh and blood on his shorts. The group pointed in the direction of a male in front of the Badlander bar, stating he was the shooter.
In front of the Badlander, there was a male dressed all in black with a backpack walking toward another male. The male in black was reaching into his right pocket and refused commands to stop. An officer ran at the black-dressed male and took him to the ground. There was a butt of a handgun sticking out of his pocket. The gun was removed and secured. The male in black was identified as 23-year-old Grason Lamb.
The victim was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital where an