NewsMontana and Regional News


Standoff with police ends in Missoula

Johnson Street Standoff
Johnson Street Standoff
Missoula Johnson Street Standoff Map
Posted at 7:16 PM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 01:01:54-05

(UPDATE: 7:55 p.m.) Missoula police say the incident has been resolved on Johnson Street.

MPD reports the suspect man has been taken into custody and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Spokesperson Lydia Arnold says the man is receiving medical treatment for an injury sustained during the original incident on Monday.

The investigation will be continued by Missoula Police Department's Detective Division.

(UPDATE: 6:10 p.m.) Missoula Police Department remain on the scene for a barricaded subject in the 2300 block of Johnson St. since 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In a press release, MPD spokesperson Lydia Arnold reports all efforts are focusing on resolving the issue safely for those involved, those on the scene, the immediate area, and the entire community.

Arnold says in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 28, Missoula Police officers responded to the 2100 block of S. 13th St. West in Missoula for a report that someone had been shot.

Upon responding, police officers spoke to a male resident who identified himself to officers as the person who fired the shot. The male who had been shot ran away prior to law enforcement's arrival.

An eyewitness to the incident was interviewed as well and provided identification of the male who was shot.

The male victim who had fired a shot was transported to the hospital due to his head injury and was subsequently questioned and released from law enforcement.

Arnold says Tuesday morning, Missoula Police Department Detectives responded to the incident address, spoke to the victim male, and processed the scene. The investigation confirmed the male identified by the eyewitness was the correct suspect male and had been shot in the abdomen.

Subsequently, Missoula Police Officers and Detectives learned the suspect was likely at an address in the 2300 block of Johnson Street. Due to the suspect needing immediate medical attention and probable cause to arrest for Assault with a Weapon, an arrest warrant was obtained.

The Missoula Police Department SWAT team was deployed to take the suspect into custody.

Missoula police say this is still an active scene and additional investigation will be conducted by the Missoula Police Department Detective Division.

(UPDATE: 1:23 p.m.) The Missoula Police Department remains on the scene of an incident in the 2300 block of Johnson Street.

Police are on the scene for an incident that now involves a "barricaded subject," according to a social media post.

Missoula Johnson Street Standoff Map

Law enforcement has closed South Avenue between Garfield and Kemp.

Additionally, Johnson Street is closed between North and South avenues.

Johnson Street Standoff
Law enforcement on the scene of a standoff in the 2300 block of Johnson Street in Missoula on Nov. 29, 2022.

"Our main goal is to resolve the situation peacefully and safely."

The SWAT Team and negotiators are on the scene.

MPD noted that the incident is not a hostage situation and that the Johnson Street shelter is not involved in the incident.

(1st Report: 12:50 p.m.) A police investigation has closed roads in the area of the 2300 block of Johnson Street in Missoula

The Missoula Police Department advises officers are in the area conducting an investigation in the area of the Missoula Rail Link Park.

Some surrounding roads are blocked and drivers should expect traffic detours.

No additional information is being released about the investigation at this time.