Man facing charges in Havre slaying

Published On: Nov 12 2013 10:20:37 AM PST
Havre, MT -

Police say a Havre man is facing charges in the slaying of another man who died of an apparent gunshot wound.

The Havre Daily News reports 45-year-old Shane C. Johnson is detained in the Hill County Detention Center after his Sunday arrest.

A statement from Havre police Monday identified the victim as 43-year-old Travis Rae Johnson.

Medical personnel and officers responded to a report of an unconscious man on Friday. Travis Johnson was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police did not detail what led to Shane Johnson's arrest, but said he was being held on an outstanding warrant and "pending felony charges of deliberate homicide."

The relationship between the two men is unclear. The statement says the investigation is ongoing and officers are unable to comment further.