Charles Craig Meeks Killed by Montana Highway Patrol

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About 6:30 p.m., police dispatch received a report of a person throwing flaming objects from a car window on I-90. Multiple brush fires were reported along I-90 in the area. After a Columbus police officer, Stillwater County deputy, and a Montana Highway Patrol trooper found the suspected vehicle traveling westbound on I-90, the driver sped up beyond the speed limit but eventually stopped near mile marker 403. During the stop, the driver reportedly refused to cooperate, and the trooper shot and killed him with a shotgun.

Agency: Montana Highway Patrol

Motive: Traffic violation, Erratic behavior

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Charles Craig Meeks

Death Date: November 13, 2020

County: Stillwater

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6349

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