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Missoula man accused of firing shots during high-speed chase

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:00:39-04

MISSOULA – A 32-year-old Missoula man is facing felony charges, including assault with a weapon and assault on a peace officer, after being arrested in a high-speed chase on Monday night.

Missoula County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched just after 10 p.m. on May 7 after receiving a report of shots being fired on Primrose Lane.

According to court documents, deputies were informed that the person who fired the shots was Michael Gordon and that he had declared that he was “going to war” to kill his father.

Gordon then drove away from the scene in a white Chevy pickup truck in the direction of Metalworks of Montana.

Documents show that deputies located the pickup and attempted to pull Gordon over, who led police on a chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph before coming to a stop in the parking lot of Metalworks.

Gordon exited his vehicle with a shotgun in his hands but dropped the weapon and complied with deputies.

Gordon was involved in an incident at the Fox Club back in 2014 where he was determined by the court to have fatally shot Christopher Hymel in a “legally justified” manner.

Reporting by Connor McCauley for MTN News