- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - Hamilton police say a 29-year-old man is expected to recover after a shooting left him wounded and his dog dead.

Police say the victim was struck in the torso and his dog fatally shot in the 3 a.m. Saturday shooting. The Ravalli Republic reported (https://bit.ly/1IuIBre) the victim’s name is Joe Lewis.

Fifty-nine-year-old Monte Leon Hanson faces a charge of attempted deliberate homicide.

Hamilton Police Chief Ryan Oster says Hanson and the victim argued in a bar where the victim works before the shooting.

A 911 caller later reported somebody had been shot in an apartment building where both men live.



Oster says police are investigating the motive behind the shooting.

Hanson made an initial court appearance Monday. His public defender was in court Monday and not immediately available for comment.

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