Richard L. Mason Killed by Montana Highway Patrol, Flathead County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
25999 Montana Hwy 35
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies were investigating the murder of a woman when they saw a vehicle that was reportedly related to the death. A pursuit began in Flathead County and culminated in Woods Bay, where a deputy from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office used spike strips to disable the vehicle. The man inside the vehicle then allegedly fired at deputies from Flathead County and officers with the Montana Highway Patrol, who shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Richard L. Mason

Agency Responsible: Montana Highway Patrol, Flathead County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 59

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: June 9, 2020

County: Lake

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5936

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