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Jonathon Douglas Shaw sentenced for deadly shooting in Kalispell

Jonathon Douglas Shaw sentenced for killing Matthew Hurley
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Man shot dead outside Fuel Fitness in Kalispell (suspect Douglas Shaw)
Posted at 12:58 PM, Dec 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-01 15:56:45-05

KALISPELL — Jonathon Douglas Shaw, who shot and killed a Fuel Fitness employee in Kalispell two years ago, has been sentenced to 170 years in the Montana State Prison.

Shaw was sentenced to 110 years for deliberate homicide and an additional 60 years for attempted deliberate homicide.

A jury in Flathead County District Court found Shaw guilty of one count of deliberate homicide and one count of attempted deliberate homicide during a jury trial over the summer.

The sentencing stems from events on September 16, 2021, when Fuel Fitness employee Matthew Hurley was shot and killed in the business's parking lot.

Man shot dead outside Fuel Fitness in Kalispell (suspect Douglas Shaw)
Man shot dead in Kalispell (September 16, 2021)

Court documents state Shaw shot Hurley after a disagreement over Shaw's gym membership.

According to court documents, Fuel Fitness employees told officers they went to talk with Shaw who had been living in the parking lot.

During the conversation, Hurley and Shaw discussed a refund of Shaw's gym membership.

When Hurley told Shaw he would receive a partial refund, Shaw reportedly said, "Well, you are going to die," and started shooting at Hurley.

A bystander who heard the shooting ran to his truck to get a pistol.

The bystander said Shaw fired two rounds toward him and he returned fire. The bystander was shot in the leg.

Shaw is not eligible for parole for 55 years.