Ravalli County Sheriff and Coroner Steve Holton issued a press release Friday afternoon describing the victim of a fatal shooting at the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office on May 29.
The victim was identified as Johnny Lee Perry II from Missoula. The Ravalli County’s Coroner’s Office is conducting the coroner investigation, which is common practice when another agency’s staff is involved in a death in custody. The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is also conducting an independent investigation.
An autopsy was performed earlier this week by pathologists from the Montana Division of Forensic Science. The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the results of the autopsy and toxicology studies.
Sheriff Holton thanked the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office for their cooperation and assistance in the investigation. The completed investigation will be made available to the Missoula County Attorney for a coroner investigation.
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