GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man is charged with attempted deliberate homicide for an April 8 shooting that he initially reported was done in self-defense.
William Patrick Rose III was first charged with assault with a weapon for shooting Steven Jacobson in the chest with a .40-caliber handgun.
The Great Falls Tribune reports the charge was upgraded Wednesday after investigators learned Rose had left several phone messages for Jacobson’s girlfriend threatening to kill Jacobson.
Prosecutors say three minutes after he left his last message he called 911 to report he’d shot Jacobson in self-defense.
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Jacobson was taken to the hospital. Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki said at the time that Jacobson was expected to survive.
KFBB-TV reports Jacobson was in critical condition for several days. Benefis has declined to give any updates on his condition since April 12.