Missoula Sheriff’s Office shooting victim identified
Ravalli County Sheriff and Coroner Steve Holton issued a press release Friday afternoon identifying the victim of a fatal shooting at the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office that occurred on August 29.
The victim was identified as Johnny Lee Perry II of Missoula. The Ravalli County Coroner’s Office is conducting the coroner’s inquest, which is common practice when staff from another agency are involved in a death in custody. Montana’s Criminal Investigation Division is also conducting an independent investigation.
An autopsy was performed earlier this week by pathologists from the Montana Division of Forensic. The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicology exams.
Sheriff Holton thanked the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office for their cooperation and assistance in the investigation. The completed inquest will be provided to the Missoula County District Attorney’s Office to conduct a coroner’s inquest.
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