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Sheriff identifies man who died after being shot near Essex

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 25, 2022

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has identified Jeremy McKenzie as the person who died after being shot at the Snow Slip Motel near Essex several days ago.

Deputies were dispatched for a report of a person having been shot shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says McKenzie, 36 years old, died of gunshot wounds after an "altercation" at the motel.

Deputies found several people at the scene attempting to provide medical aid to McKenzie.

Detectives have interviewed several of the people involved, including the shooter, who was identified, interviewed, and released, a news release states.

Sheriff Heino said that there is no threat to the public.

McKenzie’s body was taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for autopsy.

Sheriff Heino declined to release any other information, and the investigation continues.


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