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Christianson sentenced for involvement in 2016 shooting - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Christianson sentenced for involvement in 2016 shooting

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 3:51 PM Updated:

A Great Falls man has been sentenced for his involvement in a shooting in June 2016.

Tyler Christianson was sentenced to 10 years with seven suspended for one count of criminal endangerment and five years with two suspended for one count of tampering or fabricating physical evidence.

The sentences will run consecutively.

Christianson was originally charged with Jordan Thompson and John Charles McKinnis for an incident that occurred on June 11, 2016. (click here for details)

Great Falls police officers had responded to reports of gunshots and a vandalized vehicle near 4200 Central Avenue.

The officers found a white Jeep Cherokee with more than a dozen bullet holes on the driver's side. The front and rear driver's-side tires had also been shot.

Court documents state that officers also found eleven .40 caliber shell casings; seven .45 caliber shell casings; two small shotgun wads; and one .40 caliber fired cartridge case. They counted 23 bullet holes in the vehicle. 

There were eight people inside the four-plex apartment where the Jeep was parked.

Court documents state that all of those people were placed at "risk of death or serious bodily injury" as a result of the shooting directed at the Jeep.

Court documents alleged that McKinnis, Thompson, and Christianson were associated with the Amigos motorcycle gang, which is described as a “support club” of the Bandidos motorcycle gang.

All other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

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