UPDATE - Friday, March 1 12:00 p.m.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell provided updated information on Thursday night’s shooting death in Pablo.

29 year-old Daniel Chance Blixt of Pablo MT  has been charged with Deliberate Homicide in the shooting death of 30 year-old Matthew Adam Posey Darnell of Polson Mt.

The shooting was called in about 10:30 p.m.on Thursday to the Lake County 911 center and when CS&KT officers, Lake County Deputies and Montana Highway Patrol troopers arrived on scene they found Matthew Darnell shot multiple times. Darelle was rushed to a local hospital where he died a short time later from his injuries.

Daniel Chance Blixt is being held in the lake county jail and Matthew  Darnell was sent to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula for an autopsy


One man was shot dead in Pablo Thursday night, and another man is in custody, suspected in the fatal shooting.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell spent all night investigating the incident and spoke with KGVO News early Friday morning..

“9-1-1 Center got a call about a shooting in Pablo on Division Street,” said Sheriff Bell. “Tribal Law and Order, Lake County Deputies and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to the scene and found a male that had been shot several times. EMS transported him to St. Luke’s Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.”

Bell said a suspect is already in custody.

“The suspected shooter is in custody and was brought to the Lake County Jail,” he said. “Witnesses to the incident were transported to the Lake County Courthouse to be interviewed. No names have been released until the victim’s family members have all been notified.”

Bell said the victim was shot in the street, where he was found by authorities.

No other details of the fatal shooting have been released.

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