BOZEMAN — A Belgrade man who reportedly shot at law enforcement officers from his apartment on Monday night faces a $500,000 bond after being seen in Gallatin County Justice Court.
David S. Jackson, 39, was charged with attempted deliberate homicide, criminal endangerment and arson after being arrested on Monday.
According to court documents, two Belgrade Police officers responded to a reported disturbance on North Hoffman Street in Belgrade at approximately 10:29 p.m. when a witness called 911 after hearing yelling and the sound of breaking glass.
When the officers arrived, they saw Jackson begin throwing things out of a second story window of an apartment complex. One of the officers recognized Jackson from prior contacts and knew the man lived in the apartment and often possessed firearms.
Jackson reportedly started yelling at the officers: “What are you going to f###ing do?” and “F###ing shoot me.”
Additional officers were requested to the scene and while the responding officers were waiting, a volley of several gunshots reportedly came from inside Jackson’s apartment, although neither officer could tell which direction the bullets had been fired at the time.
The officers took shelter behind a patrol car and a few minutes later heard what they reportedly believed to be several more gunshots coming from the apartment.
They then saw Jackson fire another round of several gunshots from his apartment window, and at least one bullet hit the patrol car the officers were using for cover. Several other rounds could be heard striking the pavement in “very close proximity” to where the officers were standing.
At approximately 1:13 am investigators received a call from Jackson's mother who told officers that she was currently speaking with Jackson after he called her. She reportedly told officers that Jackson admitted shooting several rounds, barricading his apartment door, and intentionally cutting himself with broken glass. He later told her that he had set fire to the apartment.
At approximately 2:31 am Jackson agreed to surrender and was taken into custody. He was taken to a Bozeman hospital for treatment from his lacerations and then was transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center.
Jackson's next court date is scheduled for Dec. 24 at 8 a.m.