Man Shot, Injured in Lincoln County After Weekend Fight

By Beacon Staff

LIBBY – Authorities in northwestern Montana are investigating a weekend shooting that left a 38-year-old Washington state man hospitalized.

Lincoln County officials say Scott Haskins of Olympia, Wash., was shot in the upper back early Sunday as he tried to re-enter a man’s Libby-area residence after being told to leave. Haskins was hospitalized in stable condition Monday.

Sheriff Roby Bowe says the 69-year-old homeowner was detained and questioned about the shooting and later released.

The sheriff’s and county attorney’s offices are still investigating. No charges have been filed.

Under state law, a person is justified in using force to stop someone from unlawfully entering their home.

Bowe says alcohol was a contributing factor to the shooting.

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