Billings Police Department provides update on Florine Lane homicide

Billings Area Highlights

On 04/27/2020 at about 5:22 PM, the BPD responded to the report of a shooting in the 20 block of Florine Lane. Officers found an unresponsive 24 year old Billings man lying in a driveway with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

Investigators believe there was some type of disturbance prior to the shooting. It is not believe he incident was a random act of violence. At this time, there are no indication this homicide is related to the homicide on Sunday.

Later that evening at about 6:30 PM, Deputies with the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle believed to be associated with the homicide. RAISHA BLACKSMITH, an 18 year old female from Lodge Grass, was arrested for Obstructing Justice in relation to the homicide. She is currently in custody at YCDF.

The investigation is active / on-going. Additional suspect(s) ares till being sought. The County Coroner will release the name of the victim as usual.

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