Convicted felon threatens three people with a gun in Missoula
At around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, a Missoula police officer reported to an apartment on Block 2000 on River Road. A grown man called 911 and reported that a man had driven past the apartment in a vehicle and returned shortly afterwards. The complainant said the man got out of the car, drew a semi-automatic pistol and shot a cartridge before leaving. Lydia Arnold, police officer for public relations, explains.
“Torin Ishler, 28, is being held in the Missoula County Jail for being attacked with a gun load after driving past an apartment and threatening residents with a gun,” Arnold said. “The victims standing outside the residence watched a vehicle drive back to the residence. A man got out and started scolding the victims and shouting various things at them. The victims had no connection to the man and did not know who he was. “
According to Arnold, Ishler then produced a semi-automatic handgun and shot a bullet. Court documents show that Ishler did not aim the gun at any of the victims and kept it pointed down at the ground. Ishler then got back in his vehicle and drove away.
“During the preliminary investigation, officers were able to get a good description of Ishler, the license plate of the vehicle he was driving, and a detailed description of the vehicle,” Arnold said. “The officers were able to speak to the victims on site. The officers were also able to obtain information on two other similar calls that matched Ishler’s description. The officers located Ishler away from the first incident and he was taken into custody. “
Ishler later agreed to speak to detectives about the incident. He admitted he had confronted the victims, admitted that he was a felon prohibited from possessing a firearm, and eventually admitted having a loaded Glock 43mm semi-automatic pistol under the seat of his car.
Ishler is currently charged with triple assault with a gun and one charge of illicit possession of a firearm by a convicted person.
The information in this article is obtained from publicly available sources.
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