Missoula Police Officer, Suspect Named in New Year's Eve Shootin - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Missoula Police Officer, Suspect Named in New Year's Eve Shooting

Posted: Updated:

The Missoula County Sheriff's Department identifies those involved in an early morning New Year's Eve officer-involved shooting.

Sheriff's Detective Scott Newell says that Missoula Police officer Paul Kelly shot dead Kaileb Cole Williams, 20. Newell says the shot went through the driver's side window and hit Williams in the head, killing him.

The incident unfolded at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday, when Missoula Police officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance, involving Williams, his mother and his girlfriend.

Sheriff's deputies said that it evolved into Williams, who was allegedly intoxicated, leading police on a pursuit down West Broadway, with officers attempting to stop his vehicle in front of Safeway.

Williams continued to flee down West Broadway at a high rate of speed until he stopped at the North Reserve Street onramp.

They had said that Williams had a woman inside the car and was "inflicting lethal force upon the woman" by choking her.

That is when the officer shot and killed him.

Newell adds that there is nothing to suggest that the shot was not justified, and tazing Williams was not an option because the car doors were locked.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Department, with the aid of a Sanders County civilian coroner, is continuing to investigate the incident, because it involves a Missoula Police officer.

The Missoula Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave in the mean time.

This officer-involved shooting came less than 24-hours before a Missoula County Sheriff's deputy shot and injured a 42-year old Evaro man, following a domestic disturbance. That man, who has yet to be identified, is still recovering in Missoula's St. Patrick Hospital for injuries he suffered in the shooting.

Stay tuned to ABC Fox Montana for more on this developing story.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 72nd Annual East vs. West Shrine All-Star Football Game

    72nd Annual East vs. West Shrine All-Star Football Game

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:51:15 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:51:15 GMT
    Final Score East: 24 West:21
    Final Score East: 24 West:21
  • City budget passes, Natatorium will close

    City budget passes, Natatorium will close

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:39:34 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 03:39:34 GMT

    The city commission passed the Great Falls annual $117.9 million city budget on Tuesday, with a lot of discussion on what the future holds. 

    The city commission passed the Great Falls annual $117.9 million city budget on Tuesday, with a lot of discussion on what the future holds. 

  • Hikers find decomposed body near Gates of the Mountain

    Hikers find decomposed body near Gates of the Mountain

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:36:35 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:16:22 GMT

    Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is investigating a death after two hikers found a body near Gates of the Mountain Friday evening. Sheriff Leo Dutton tells us the body was found to the north of gates of the mountains. Dutton said they can't determine the gender because the body was so badly decomposed. He added the body was probably out here for a week or more and it is unclear of the age of the person. Search and rescue crews had to be deployed to retrieve the body because of...

    Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is investigating a death after two hikers found a body near Gates of the Mountain Friday evening. Sheriff Leo Dutton tells us the body was found to the north of gates of the mountains. Dutton said they can't determine the gender because the body was so badly decomposed. He added the body was probably out here for a week or more and it is unclear of the age of the person. Search and rescue crews had to be deployed to retrieve the body because of...

  • NewsMore>>

  • Hikers find decomposed body near Gates of the Mountain

    Hikers find decomposed body near Gates of the Mountain

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:36:35 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:16:22 GMT

    Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is investigating a death after two hikers found a body near Gates of the Mountain Friday evening. Sheriff Leo Dutton tells us the body was found to the north of gates of the mountains. Dutton said they can't determine the gender because the body was so badly decomposed. He added the body was probably out here for a week or more and it is unclear of the age of the person. Search and rescue crews had to be deployed to retrieve the body because of...

    Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office is investigating a death after two hikers found a body near Gates of the Mountain Friday evening. Sheriff Leo Dutton tells us the body was found to the north of gates of the mountains. Dutton said they can't determine the gender because the body was so badly decomposed. He added the body was probably out here for a week or more and it is unclear of the age of the person. Search and rescue crews had to be deployed to retrieve the body because of...

  • Small wildfire burning south of Big Sky

    Small wildfire burning south of Big Sky

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:36:15 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:57:47 GMT

    A small, lighting-caused wildfire is burning south of Big Sky. 

    A small, lighting-caused wildfire is burning south of Big Sky. 

  • Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

    Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:57:42 GMT

    MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

    MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

  • 7,000 stolen dog tags

    7,000 stolen dog tags

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:00 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.