Victims identified in last week’s shootings in Billings

The Yellowstone County coroner on Monday identified the victims of last week’s shootings.

Kenneth V. Morrison, 31, from Billings, was killed Wednesday morning by a single gunshot to the torso. Morrison was in his home on the North Side of Billings when he was shot, holding a 1-year-old.

The infant, Tatee’ks Cole, died by asphyxiation when Morrison fell on him after he was shot. Tatee’ks was eight days from his first birthday; the coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Vydell Otto Yellowrobe, 17, of Hardin, was shot multiple times Friday night on the South Side. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. Residents there said they heard up to 20 gunshots and police found Yellowrobe on 5th Avenue South.

Billings police and Yellowstone County SWAT teams take residents from a house on South 31st Street on Saturday morning. The house is near the scene of a fatal shooting Friday night.


Friday’s shooting brought to a close an improbably violent week that saw the gun death of Rocky Mountain College freshman and football player Chandler Stalcup and the Wednesday killing

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