Man Found Dead in His Home After Failing Alcohol Breath Test

By Beacon Staff

A man is dead after fleeing the scene where he failed an alcohol breath test and violated his probation.

According to the Kalispell Police Department, the man, whose name has not yet been released, arrived at the compliance monitoring facility for a court-ordered breath test on the morning of May 30. The staff there alerted KPD at about 8 a.m. that they had a subject who had failed the breath test, thereby violating the conditions of his probation, and needed to be taken into custody.

The man then fled the compliance monitoring facility to his Kalispell residence on Seventh Avenue WN. As officers were approaching the front door, they heard a single gunshot from inside the residence and backed off, forming a perimeter.

KPD negotiators attempted to contact the man inside, to no avail. The department’s Special Response Team responded with the BEAR vehicle; SRT officers eventually went inside the residence and found the man dead.

KPD will continue its investigation into the incident.

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