(UPDATE, 10:40am) Family members identified the man killed in Sunday night’s shooting on the 4000 block of Second Avenue South as 26-year-old Randall Richard James Jr.
James’ aunt, Stacy Limberhand, said his family is shocked. “They are devastated. He obviously comes from a very loving home,” Limberhand said.
Several members of James’ family arrived at the scene early Monday morning and were visibly upset.
The crime scene area was taped off until at least 10 a.m. Monday morning while investigators worked the scene.
James’ body remained on the ground overnight, for over 10 hours. Limberhand waited at the scene to place sage in James’ hands.
“I just want to make his journey as peaceful as possible, so I’m just waiting for them to pick him up off the ground so I can put these in his hands,” Limberhand said.
City police say investigators say this is due to the time it takes to run scans of the scene.
Police have not yet released any further information, including whether any arrests have been made or the condition of the second person who was found shot in the area.
(1st REPORT) Billings police are investigating a late-night shooting on the city's South Side.
Police said on social media the shooting was reported at 11:19 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2022, in the 4000 block of Second Avenue South.
Officers located a deceased male at the scene, and some time later discovered a second injured male in the 100 block of Hallowell Lane.
Several people were taken into custody to be interviewed, police said.
We will update you if we get more information.
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22-82968 11/27 @ 2319 hours BPD officers responded to a shooting in the 4000 blk of 2nd Ave S. Ofcs located a deceased male (m) & later another inj. m in the 100 blk of Hallowell. Several sub. were taken in for interviews. Detectives are on scene. Case ongoing.— BillingsPD (@BillingsPD) November 28, 2022