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UPDATE: Police Link Two Shootings to One Man

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BILLINGS - 9:17 AM UPDATE: The Yellowstone County Sheriff has confirmed the suspect in the Tuesday shootings has been linked to a third incident. Sheriff Linder says Kelly Megard was identified in a photo line-up for Tuesday morning's road rage incident near Zoo Drive. The investigation for that case is ongoing. Megard faces charges of attempted deliberate homicide and criminal endangerment.

Billings Police on Wednesday link the two shootings on Tuesday, one on Rimrock road and the other at Pictograph Cave State Park. Those incidents have led to an arrest.

On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement say a man began following and then shooting at a car on Rimrock Road that car was driven by a woman with two young passengers.

A couple of hours later, a man was seen firing at a bush at Pictograph Cave State Park.

Authorities arrested Kelly D. Megard following that incident, they say he had been living out of his car.

He is now being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Megard is charged with one count of attempted deliberate homicide, two counts of criminal endangerment and is being held on a parole violation.

"As both investigations proceeded, it was determined that the vehicle at the pictograph closely matched the description at the Rimrock shooting.The driver was arrested at the sheriff's office on that parole violation warrant and was transported to the detention facility. Our detectives contacted him down there and he subsequently confessed that he had shot at the victim while on Rimrock road. He had stated that he thought he was being followed and that people were trying to kill him," says Billings Police Chief Rich St. John.

Investigators say Megard did not know the victims in the vehicle and confessed to using meth two days before the shooting incidents.

They say a man showed a handgun from inside a vehicle.

That incident is under investigation.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito expects Megard to appear in Justice Court on Thursday.

 
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