The Latest: Search continues for armed man near Bozeman

July 11, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an armed suspect being sought east of Bozeman (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching for an armed man who fired shots at officers who tried to pull him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Park County Undersheriff Clay Herbst says someone had reported a possible drunk driver on Interstate 90 east of Livingston. Shaunesy Cole pulled over, but then drove off.

The pursuit headed west and Cole eventually left the interstate and turned onto a dirt road between Livingston and Bozeman. Officers say he fired shots from the vehicle early Wednesday, causing officers to back off.

A woman who was in the vehicle with Cole was apprehended several hours later, but Herbst said Cole fled into a wooded area with numerous houses and outbuildings.

10 a.m.

Gallatin County officials are searching for an armed man who was involved in a shootout with officers near Bozeman Pass.

Officers are looking for 36-year-old Shaunesy Cole, who ran away after the shootout Tuesday night or early Wednesday east of Bozeman.

Cole is described as Caucasian, 5 feet, 11 inches (180 centimeters) tall and about 170 pounds (77 kilograms) with a red Mohawk haircut that was pressed down. He has numerous tattoos on his legs, arms and hands.

Officials did not say if anyone was injured during the shootout, what led to it or when exactly it occurred.

Department of Corrections records indicate Cole was convicted of assaulting a Park County officer in 2001. He also has convictions for a 2005 escape and a 2009 theft.


This version has been corrected to show the shooting happened early Wednesday.

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