One man was hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in Missoula’s Westside neighborhood.
By Wednesday evening, a city fire department crew was seen hosing the blood off the driveway through Hollywood Trailer Court after investigators from the state and city had gathered evidence and cleared the area.
The man’s condition was not released Wednesday. No officers were injured in the exchange.
Police responded to the trailer court near the corner of Cooley and North Russell streets at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm, said Missoula Police Sgt. Travis Welsh. Officers arrived and encountered a man allegedly involved in the reported disturbance outside a home; the man was “immediately uncooperative” with officers, according to Welsh.
Officers tried speaking with the man for nearly an hour but at some point, “shots were fired,” and the man was injured, Welsh said. Officers attempted CPR at the scene before the man was transported to the hospital shortly after 11:30 a.m.
“There were other people inside the residence, however it was the one male who seemed focused on the officers and who they were engaged in