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Kelly Ray Dolman

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A third person has been arrested in connection with a shootout that injured two men and a teenage boy in Shepherd on Monday.

Kelly Ray Dolman, 34, was arrested by the Montana Violent Offender Task Force Thursday evening, according to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. Dolman, a Billings resident, was arrested at a laundry facility on the 10 block of Broadwater Avenue at about 6:15 p.m., Sheriff Mike Linder stated in a press release.

He is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on charges of violating his parole and failure to update his violent offender registration. He is currently being held on $500 bond, and has not yet been charged in connection with the shooting.

Dolman will likely appear in court Monday on any new charges related to the shooting, County Attorney Scott Twito said.

Two other suspects were arrested earlier in the week and were both charged with two felony counts of assault with a weapon. No other suspects are being sought, Linder stated.

Gregory Allen Johnson, 40, was arrested Monday after the shooting. He is being held on $132,500 bond at the county jail.

Johnson told investigators at his Heights home that he and two other people had gone to the residence on Bea's Lane where the shooting took place to confront someone about a previous drug deal, according to court documents. Deputies were called to the scene shortly before 5 a.m.

James Armstrong Higgins, 39, was arrested Tuesday with a bullet wound in his left shoulder, charges state.

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The wife of the shooting victim said that about 30 minutes before the shootout early Monday morning she heard two loud bangs on the front door "and then a half-hour later someone entered through the unlocked back door with a gun," according to charging documents.

She said her husband came into the room and started firing at the suspect who ran out the back door while returning fire, hitting the husband "multiple times," documents state.

When deputies arrived, they found the shooting victim in the bathtub, with three gunshot wounds in his arm, chest and back. The second shooting victim, a teenage boy, had been asleep when the shooting started, the man's girlfriend told police.

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