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Two men arrested after Billings shooting

Crime Watch
Posted at 1:18 PM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 15:21:40-05

BILLINGS — Two men have been arrested following a shooting in Billings on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

The shooting was reported shortly after 5 p.m. along the 4100 block of King Avenue East, police said in a news release on Wednesday.

Officers found a 50-year-old Billings man with gunshot wounds. He was taken by ambulance to a medical facility, police said; there is no word on the severity of his injuries.

Investigators determined the shooting happened in an open field in the 3100 block of South Frontage Road.

Two men were later arrested and booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Center on possible charges of felony assault with a weapon.

Police identified the suspects as Richard Mayer, 54 years old, and Robert Robbins, 57, both of Billings.

Police said there is a "known association between all parties involved."

According to state prison records, Robbins has felony convictions in Cascade County for deliberate homicide and robbery; his status at the time of Tuesday's shooting was listed as "parole."