A little after midnight on Tuesday, deputies with the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Old Petty Creek Road. Dispatch advised deputies that 47-year-old Jerry Buck reportedly went to a man’s residence, fired a gun, and then left. Deputies arrived and made contact with the man and a woman. The woman explained that she previously dated Buck for about a year before breaking up with him a little over a week ago.
The man said that his sister, who lives nearby, called him and informed him that Buck was outside of his residence. The man locked his door and returned to bed. The man did not know what Buck was planning to do and felt afraid that Buck might enter his residence. Court documents indicate the man heard his dog barking, footsteps on his deck, and then a gunshot. The man left his bed and grabbed his gun. He looked outside and saw Buck speeding off in his vehicle.
The woman said she was inside the man’s residence and she also heard the dog barking. The woman said she knew Buck was outside due to the unique noise made by his muffler. She