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1 person arrested after shots fired in Polson casino parking lot

Polson Police
Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 26, 2024

POLSON — One person is behind bars after shots were fired in Polson over the weekend.

Polson Police Chief George Simpson says officers responded to reports of shots fired in the Kwat̓aq̓nuk Resort and Casino parking lot shortly before 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

Officers responded to the scene and determined shots had been fired following a verbal altercation.

Chief Simpson says Lucy Cluff-Smith allegedly fired a gun into an unoccupied vehicle after a domestic dispute.

Cluff-Smith fled the scene but was stopped in Pablo by a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Polson officers then arrived and Cluff-Smith was arrested on pending charges of felony assault with weapon charges.

“We’re thankful that no one was hurt during this incident and beyond grateful that any further tragedy was prevented. This incident came to a quick and peaceful resolution with help from our partners at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office," Chief Simpson stated.

Kwat̓aq̓nuk Resort & Casino General Manager Sheila Matt told MTN in an email that they "are assisting law enforcement with their investigation at this time."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Polson Police Department has provided an update on the suspect's name. She has been identified as Lucy Cluff-Smith.