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Suspect in custody following fatal shooting near Libby

by The Western News
| May 22, 2022 10:00 AM

One man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a campground near Libby on Saturday afternoon.

The suspect, Garry Douglas Seaman, 63, was arrested Sunday morning near his home in Flathead County following a multi-agency manhunt, according to information from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He was being held in the Flathead County Detention Center.

Deputies were called Saturday at about 2:45 p.m., to a report of a shooting in the Alexander Creek Campground north of Libby. Upon arrival, they found the deceased man and a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. The woman was transported by Life Flight helicopter to the hospital.

Deputies secured an arrest warrant for Seaman after speaking with the victim and other witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing.

Notifications were made by Lincoln County detectives.