Whitefish Police Investigating Deadly Altercation Outside Bar

A Whitefish man with ‘obvious head injuries’ was found behind VFW last week; he died from his injuries on Sunday

By Andy Viano

The Whitefish Police Department is sorting out what happened last week that led to the death of a local man outside the VFW Bar and Grill on Baker Avenue.

According to dispatch logs, officers were called to a fight in the alley behind the VFW just after midnight on Thursday, July 30. Chief Bill Dial said officers discovered a man with “obvious head injuries” at the scene. The unidentified man, who is from Whitefish, died Sunday as a result of those injuries.

Initial reports offered “conflicting stories,” Dial said, but a suspect has since been identified. The investigation remains active and no charges have been filed as of Monday afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated.