BOZEMAN - Two men are in jail on charges related to the shooting of a 19-year-old who was asleep at home.
Bozeman police say the victim was asleep at home on the early hours of June 10 when someone came into his house around 4:20 AM and shot him in the legs with a .223 round. The man is recovering at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.
Detectives arrested Chad C. Jackson, 20, after learning that Jackson had been at the victim's house and fought with him earlier that night. Jackson was arrested by the Rexburg Police Department and is charged with assault with a weapon.
Hunter S. Cruz, 19, was arrested in relation to the case and is charged with felony obstruction of justice.
From the press release:
On June 10, 2018, at approximately 5:00am, Bozeman Police patrol officers responded to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for a 19 year old Bozeman male who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his legs. The victim had been asleep at a residence on the southeast side of town when a suspect came into the house at approximately 4:20am and shot him in the legs once with a .223 round. The victim could not see who shot him, and the suspect fled the scene. The male victim received surgery on his legs and is recovering at the hospital. Detectives began an investigation into the shooting and ultimately identified Bozeman resident, Chad C. Jackson, 20 YOA, as the suspect in the case. Jackson had been at the residence earlier in the evening and had a verbal altercation with the victim. Officers were initially unable to find Jackson and placed an ‘attempt to locate’ to law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions requesting assistance. At approximately 4:45am on June 11, 2018, the Rexburg Police Department located and arrested Jackson without incident. He is being charged and held in jail on Assault with Weapon. A second Bozeman male, Hunter S. Cruz, 19YOA, is also charged with felony Obstructing Justice in connection to the case for assisting Jackson, and is being held in jail on this charge. This is an isolated incident and there is no further danger to the public related to these arrests.