Written by Devon Boen
UPDATE: The Great Falls Tribune Reports the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Coroner's Office confirmed the accidental gun shot wound victim was 37-year-old Poplar Middle School Principal Brant Flath. The Tribune and Missoulian reported that Flath died due to his injuries. A full story will be in next week's paper.
Wolf Point had yet another disturbing weekend with two separate gun incidents.
Law enforcement officers responded to the 400 block of Johnson Street Saturday afternoon to a report of a man with an accidental gunshot wound.
The 37-year-old area man was seriously injured and transported via ambulance to Trinity Hospital.
The injury required more care than Trinity Hospital could provide and he was airlifted to Billings for further treatment.
The Wolf Point Police Department could not release the victim’s identity or provide further comment on the matter as of presstime.
Shortly after responding to the accidental shooting, officers responded to the intersection of First Avenue North and Hill Street to a report of a drive-by shooting. The WPPD reported six gun shots were unloaded and four struck a parked vehicle outside a residence.
The WPPD, the Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice and the Montana Highway Patrol all responded to the criminal incident and began searching for the suspect’s vehicle.
The FPDLJ located and arrested Cody Corne, 28, for criminal endangerment and criminal mischief. Cody was taken to jail and held on bond.
The WPPD stated the shooting was possibly motivated by a girlfriend dispute.