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Homicide investigation underway in Red Lodge

Posted at 2:02 PM, Nov 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-22 21:15:07-05

BILLINGS — The Red Lodge Police Department said on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, that officers are investigating a homicide that happened on Tuesday.

According to a statement from Red Lodge Police Chief Greg Srock, the homicide occurred at about 9:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Bonner Avenue North.

The police department is being assisted by the Carbon County Sheriff's Office and the Montana Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation.

The victim was identified only as a male who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Red Lodge resident Debbie Pattee learned about the homicide investigation on Wednesday afternoon and was surprised at the news.

Pattee and her husband moved to Red Lodge from Denver three years ago, and she said the small town has always felt safe.

"I was really shocked. It makes you worry a little bit," she said. "It worries me and I'm hoping they (the police) figure out what's going on and what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again."

Srock said there is no threat to the public, but no other information has been released at this point.

We will update you if we get more information.


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