Jan 26, 2013 2:43 PM by Katy Harris

Butte shooting suspect still at large

Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement officials are looking for a shooting suspect that reportedly shot a Mining City Taxi employee several times on Thursday night.

Sheriff Ed Lester says, "This is uncommon in that the victim fleeing the suspect fired at the victim. That's pretty uncommon behavior and it just goes to show that this person is probably desperate and obviously very dangerous to have loose in the community."

The shooting happened at around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday at the Mining City Taxi business on Front Street.

A 23-year old female employee was alone at the time when the suspect entered the building, demanding money.

The woman led the suspect through the building, then ran away outside the building.

She was headed west on Front Street when she was shot four times by the suspect.

Sheriff Lester says the firearm used in the incident appears to by a revolver with a 4-inch barrel.

There were no shell casings found at the scene.

The woman who was shot is in stable condition at St. James Healthcare.

The suspect is believed to be a medium-build man, possibly around 5'3" to 5'4" tall.

He was wearing a camouflage zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans, and dark shoes.

Sheriff Lester also said that the suspect was wearing a green hard-hat or miner's-type hat helmet and a hunter orange cover on his face.

If you have any information about the shooting or the suspect, call Silver Bow Law Enforcement at 406-497-1120.

You can also leave an anonymous tip and possibly be eligible for a reward by calling Crimestoppers at 406-782-7336.