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New info released on machete attack that led to Great Falls shooting

Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 20:23:55-04

GREAT FALLS – New information, including details about a machete attack, has been released about the Sunday evening incident in Great Falls.

On March 31, four people, including Tyler Hinsen, were outside a residence on the 900 block of 2nd Avenue South when Daniel Gregory stopped and got out of his vehicle. Gregory, Hinsen, and another man started arguing and Gregory had a machete, according to an affidavit.

Daniel Gregory (Courtesy: Cascade County Detention Center)

Gregory had reportedly threatened two of the people with a machete on March 17 near Warden Park.

Another person got in between the arguing parties and Gregory hit him over the head with the machete, according to the affidavit. Hinsen then got a pistol from his vehicle, which caused Gregory to start driving away.

An affidavit states Hinsen shot at Gregory’s vehicle and the vehicle was struck several times. A bullet also hit a passenger.

Great Falls police responded to the residence around 7 p.m. and then were dispatched to Palm Court where Gregory is believed to have fled.

Gregory, 20, has been charged with four felony counts of assault with a weapon.

Hinsen, 28, faces two felony charges for criminal endangerment.

(April 1, 2019; 9:36 a.m.) The Great Falls Police Department continues to investigate a disturbance on the city’s east side.

On Sunday, police were dispatched to a home on the 900 block of 2nd Avenue South just after 7 p.m.

Police could not confirm a shooting incident occurred, but a witness on scene said they heard three to four gunshots.

Shortly after the initial call, officers were dispatched to a home on Palm Court where GFPD said parties involved in the initial call ended up.

No serious injuries were reported and two men were charged in connection to the incident.

Daniel Gregory, 20, was booked in Cascade County jail on four counts of assault with a weapon.

Tyler Hinson, 28, faces one count of criminal endangerment.

We will update you with any new information.