Victim in Snowslip Inn shooting ID'd

Flathead officials identified the victim in a shooting at Snowslip Inn near Essex last week.

Jeremy McKenzie, 36, was shot and killed on April 16 in a brief altercation with another man in the parking lot of the Snowslip, Flathead Sheriff Brian Heino said in a press release. 

“Detectives have interviewed several subjects involved, including the shooter, who was identified, interviewed and released,” Heino said. He didn’t detail why the suspect is not in custody.

The sheriff’s office is continuing with follow-up interviews, and the case remains an open homicide investigation. It will be referred to the Flathead County Attorney’s Office for review when it’s completed, Heino added. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information to email tips@flathead.mt.gov or call 406-758-5600.

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