John Paul Schmidt
Law enforcement vehicles, including from the Montana Department of Justice Department of Criminal Investigation - Crime Scene Unit, are parked on the 700 Block of 2nd Avenue this morning. Shane Johnson was being held without bail this morning in the Hill County Detention Center after being arrested for deliberate homicide, with formal charges pending. Havre Police have not provided information about the incident to the Havre Daily News this morning.
Shane C. Johnson, 45, of Havre was arrested by Havre Police for deliberate homicide Sunday morning.
He was placed in the in the Hill County Detention Center Sunday and was still there this morning, though police were saying nothing about what led to the arrest.
A press release from the Havre Police Department sent to the Havre Daily News around 3 p.m. today named the victim of the homicide as 43-year-old Travis Johnson.
The release said Shane Johnson, was taken into custody and is currently an inmate at the detention center on an outstanding warrant for privacy in communication and “pending felony charges of deliberate homicide.”
Emergency medical personnel and officers were dispatched to the 700 block on 2nd Avenue “for a report of an unconscious male.”
Travis Johnson was taken to the hospital, then pronounced dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
“The investigation into this incident is still ongoing,” the press release says.
The release did not indicate if the two Johnsons were related.
Officers were unable to comment further on the incident.
Three police cruisers and a crime investigation unit were outside a residence on 2nd Avenue, between 7th and 8th streets.
A Havre Police officer asked a Havre Daily News reporter to leave the scene as he was taking pictures.
The Havre Fire Department said they did not have a report of emergency medical personnel being sent out around that time.
There was no answer at Hill County Attorney Gina Dahl’s office this morning. County offices were closed due to Veterans Day.