Coroner’s inquest on Monday will investigate police shooting of Stacy Micheletti

Posted at 3:24 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 17:24:52-04

A Coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of Stacy Micheletti will be held on Monday, April 16th, in the Great Falls Civic Center Commission Chambers. 

Micheletti, 51 years old, was shot by police in the area of 10th Avenue North and 52nd Street on December 11th, 2017. He was taken to Benefis Health System where he was pronounced dead.

Great Falls Police Chief David Bowen said that police officers were in the area looking for a man wanted for questioning related to an earlier incident. When officers located the man – later identified as Micheletti – he reportedly waved a weapon, according to Bowen, and was shot and killed. None of the officers were injured.

In accordance with Montana Code, R. J. (Dick) Brown, the civilian Fergus County Coroner will assume the duties of Cascade County Coroner for the required inquest.

An inquest is a formal inquiry into the causes of and circumstances surrounding the death of a person and is conducted by the coroner before a coroner’s jury.

There have been three shootings of people by police officers in Great Falls within the last year. In April 2017, a knife-wielding suspect was shot and injured by an officer. In September 2017, Jordan Addison died after being shot by a GFPD officer. In December 2017, Micheletti was shot and killed by police after he reportedly brandished a gun.

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