Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Reports from witnesses of a local shoot out with police and possibly wanted murder suspect from Lewistown surfaced Sunday evening. Police are on scene at the area around DQ and Town and Country Foods with entrances blocked off. In the center is a vehicle matching the description of one Lewistown police had for a suspect wanted in a murder. This is a developing story and we will provide you with more info as it becomes available.
Dillon Police and a Beaverhead County deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller informed dispatch that he recognized the person as a wanted homicide suspect out of Lewistown. The male, later identified as 47 year old Douglas J. Foster, had left the area and the caller gave a description of his vehicle and direction of travel. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to do a traffic stop. Gun shots were reported coming from the suspects vehicle and officers responded with lethal force. Officers were not physically injured, but foster was pronounced deceased at the scene. Montana Department of Criminal Investigations will be investigating, and officers are on paid administrative leave as per policy. Investigation is ongoing, more information will be released at a later date.
Video Courtesy of Cindy Kesel