Billings Police Department provides update on downtown homicide


On 09/06/2020 at about 9:42 AM, Officers with the Billings Police Department (BPD) were dispatched to the alley behind the Rodeway Inn, located at 1315 N 27th Street for a report of a deceased person in a vehicle.

Officers arrived to find a 26 year old male from Billings deceased with a large laceration on his arm. During the investigation, it was learned that the injuries were sustained in an altercation earlier near the area of the downtown Hardee’s.

A suspect in the earlier altercation was identified as Adriano Fowler, a 25 year old male from Billings. Fowler is currently in custody at YCDF and has been charged with Deliberate Homicide in association with the incident. It is believed that Fowler and the deceased were known associates. Additionally, information at this time suggests the victim drove himself from the area of Hardee’s to the alley behind the Rodeway prior to his death.

The investigation remains on-going. Please obtain additional details from charging documents. The name of the deceased will be released by the Coroner pending notification of family and autopsy.

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