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Butte police investigate the scene after shooter jumps or falls from second floor window

Sheriff Ed Lester looks on as a Butte police detective investigates the scene of a shooting where the suspect is reported to have jumped or fallen through the window of a second-floor office building on the corner of Alaska and Granite streets in Uptown Butte.

A 28-year-old male suspect in a Thursday shooting incident remained hospitalized Saturday, according to Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich. 

Skuletich said the suspect is conscious but immobile and faces "a lot more surgeries" after jumping from a second-floor window and seriously injuring his lower body, including breaking his pelvis.

While the suspect could be arraigned and charged from St. James Healthcare, where he is receiving treatment, Skuletich said the man's condition has delayed county prosecutors from filing charges. 

Skuletich said the man will likely remain immobilized for about six weeks.

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The suspect, whose name has not been released, allegedly walked into the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement building Thursday around 4:30 p.m., flashed a handgun, and claimed he was in danger before fleeing to the Synesis7 offices across Alaska Street, firing four or five rounds out of a second floor window and jumping out.

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