Woman released in connection with Newton triple shooting

A Newton-area shooting that left four people dead, including an alleged gunman, appears to have resulted mostly from a "domestic-type situation", Harvey County Attorney David Yoder said Friday.

Three victims were found dead early Thursday inside a home in Newton.

Newton Police and Harvey County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a shooting at around 12:30 a.m.in the 2100 block of N. Spencer. A suspect in those deaths, 33-year-old David Lee Montano, of Newton, fled from the home and was shot to death by a Newton police officer during a confrontation. The man was carrying a shotgun, and he was shot by a Newton police officer after refusing to obey commands.

Investigators are trying to determine whether other people were involved in the shooting, said Yoder, the county's chief prosecutor. Law enforcement is looking for another person who was at the scene, but do not believe there is any danger to the public.

No officers were hurt in the case. 13 News will provide more information once it becomes available.

  • Leroy Wright