KALISPELL — The man who died after being shot in Kalispell on January 17, 2022, has been identified.
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino said on Tuesday that 42-year-old Luke Simpson of Columbia Falls was shot and killed at 125 Flathead Drive in Kalispell.
Sheriff Heino said Tanner Doyle White was arrested Sunday night in Columbia Falls.
White, 19 years old, is jailed on two pending felony charges: deliberate homicide and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Video evidence of vehicles and witness interviews led to White’s arrest, according to Sheriff Heino.
Heino said that at this point, the motive for the shooting appears to be drug-related.
(JANUARY 18, 2022) The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has launched a homicide investigation after a man was killed in Kalispell.
Sheriff Brian Heino says a 42-year-old man was shot and killed at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday at a residence located at 125 Flathead Drive.
The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending family notification.
Detectives are working leads to identify a person or persons of interest, and anyone with information is asked to call 406-758-5600 or email TIPS@flathead.mt.gov with any information.