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Coroner identifies Anaconda man as victim of Billings homicide

Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 18:23:20-05

BILLINGS – The man shot to death last week on Canyon Drive in Billings was identified Monday.

The Yellowstone County Coroner’s Office said John Smathers, 25 of Anaconda, died from a gunshot wound on Nov. 21.

Billings police have released little information since the shooting but are investigating it as a homicide.

Another man, identified as a 30-year-old from Billings, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Story by Samantha Sullivan, MTN News