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Suspect arrested after allegedly firing a gun at a driver in Great Falls

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Aug 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-27 00:41:58-04

A man was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun toward a driver in Great Falls on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

According to the Great Falls Police Department, officers responded just before 4 p.m. to the 600 block of 12th Street North after receiving a report of a man who had fired several shots from a handgun.

Police arrested 42-year old Dominick Snell at the scene.

Court documents state that a man was driving south on 12th Street when a man - later identified as Snell - tried flagging him down. The man kept driving and then heard what he believed was a gunshot.

He looked in his rear-view mirror and saw Snell "walk into the middle of the street, aim a pistol at him, and fire another shot."

When police officers arrived and talked with Snell, he said that he shot his pistol "in defense of his family," but that his family not home at the time.

Snell is facing a charge of assault with a weapon, and two counts of criminal endangerment.

There were no injuries reported. We will update you if we get more information.