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Investigation underway after Lewistown murder suspect was shot and killed in Dillon

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 17:55:56-04

The Montana Department of Criminal Investigation is looking into Sunday's shoot-out involving officers in Dillon that left murder suspect Doug Foster dead.

Foster was the suspect in the Saturday shooting death in Lewistown of David Byron Sessions.

A Dillon police officer and a Beaverhead County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed Foster during a gun battle after a traffic stop in Dillon.

Police said that Foster fired two shots at officers after being pulled over. No officers were injured.

Dillon Police Chief Don Guiderson praised the actions of the officers: "Dillon's very lucky to have the officers they have responding, being there for their safety. This thing could have gone totally south in any kind of direction, they did their due diligence and did what they're supposed to do and I couldn't be prouder of them."

There is no word yet on the circumstances of the shooting in Lewistown on Saturday, or the relationship between Sessions and Foster.

(SATURDAY, MARCH 14) Police in Lewistown are investigating the shooting death of a man, and have named a "person of interest" in the case.

Central Montana Dispatch received a 911 call at about 5:35 a.m. on Saturday requesting medical assistance for a gunshot wound on the 100 block of Crystal Drive in Lewistown.

Officers found a deceased 52-year old man at the scene. The name of the man has not yet been released.

Police say that foul play is suspected, and are searching for a man they call a "person of interest." The man's name is Doug Foster, 47 years old. He was seen leaving the area in a 1995 green Toyota Tacoma flatbed with Montana Plate 8-31182A.

Police say that Foster may be armed, and advise that if you see him or the pickup, you should not approach him. Call 911 immediately.

No other details have been released at this point, and the investigation is continuing.

We will update you when we get more information.