Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mental Health Crisis Leaves Decorated Veteran Fighting for Life

Kalispell shooting victim is decorated Army veteran who survived bomb blast
The Missoulian
January 14, 2016

KALISPELL – The man who allegedly aimed a rife at two Kalispell police officers Tuesday before they shot him has been identified as a decorated Afghanistan and Iraq war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bomb blast.

Ryan Pengelly, 30, was listed in critical condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery Tuesday following the incident.
The policemen had responded to a residence on Looking Glass Avenue after a report that a woman in the home had made comments that she was suicidal and homicidal, and “that her son had multiple weapons in the house and she had access to them,” according to a Kalispell Police Department news release from Chief Roger Nasset.
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