The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they say is a murder-suicide that happened on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
At about 6:45 p.m. deputies responded to reports of gunshots on Cliff Manor Lane, about 10 miles south of Gallatin Gateway in Gallatin Canyon.
Sheriff Dan Springer said at a news conference on Wednesday that a person saw a woman shoot a man several times and then drive away in a pickup truck.
When responders arrived, they found a man - identified by the Sheriff's Office as 53-year old Jason Jones - dead. Preliminary findings showed that Jones died from gunshot wounds.
The Sheriff's Office confirmed to MTN News that Jones was a physician in Bozeman.
The investigation indicated the suspect to be 50-year-old Kimberli Jones, Jason’s spouse.
Kimberli was later found dead near the Hyalite reservoir due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheriff Springer said a person recreating at Hyalite found her and called 911.
Sheriff Springer said there was no history of violence or prior incidents reported between the couple, and there is no evidence at this point of an altercation before Kimberli shot Jason.
The gun used in the incident is believed to have been in Kimberli's possession before and after both shootings, according to Sheriff Springer.
The couple reportedly has adult children that work in Bozeman.
No other details have been released at this point. We will update you if we get more information.
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