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Bozeman Pass fugitive will be charged with attempted homicide, police say

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BOZEMAN - A man who led authorities on a 36-hour manhunt in a rural neighborhood will face attempted homicide charges for shooting at deputies.

Shaunesy Cole was initially wanted on suspicion of DUI, but fled from arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning. More than 100 officers from several agencies responded to search a 10-15 square mile area for him.

By Thursday afternoon, a woman in the Quinn Creek area near Bozeman Pass reported seeing him try to break into her house.

Officers say Cole shot at them and tried to flee on foot before being apprehended by K-9 units. The dogs bit him in the arrest, authorities say.

Cole has been medically cleared and taken to Park County jail.

Read the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office press release below:

At about 1:30 PM, Shaunsey Cole, the target of a multi-agency manhunt, was taken into custody near Quinn Creek Road, in Park County.

Multiple law enforcement officers from several agencies were in the area searching for Cole when a homeowner called 911, stating that Cole was attempting to get access to her residence.

Officers responded to the area and K-9 teams began to track the subject. The teams apprehended Cole a short time later. Cole was medically cleared and transported to the Park County Jail. He will be charged with attempted homicide for shooting at Park County deputies. He has other warrants pending as well. A GCSAR search dog later found his gun.

This ended a 36-hour search that included law enforcement personnel from Park County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman Police, Livingston Police, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Billings Police Department, Montana State University Police, FBI, and ATF.

Aircraft support throughout the operation was provided by Two Bear Air, Ridge View Aviation, Department of Homeland Security, Montana Highway Patrol, Galt Ranch, and the Yellowstone National Park Service.

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