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Self-inflicted gun shot reported after March 18 traffic stop

On March 18th, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a Gallatin County Deputy initiated a traffic stop for speeding in the area of Frontage Road and Valley Center Spur Road.

As the Deputy approached the vehicle, he heard a gunshot. The driver of the vehicle died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In these circumstances, the policies of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, requires investigators from the State Department of Criminal Investigations to complete the investigation.

The individual was identified as a 42-year-old male from Townsend.