Brendon Galbreath Wiki – Brendon Galbreath Biography
Brendon Galbreath was a 21 years old boy who died after a shooting involving the Missoula Police Department officers are urgently seeking answers about the incident. About a hundred people gathered at Sacajawea Park Thursday afternoon to grieve the death of Brendon Galbreath.
Brendan Galbreath was 21 years old.
In a press release, the Missoula Police Department said officers followed the man later identified as Galbreath in a pursuit that ended on Stephens Avenue near Beckwith Street around 1:00 a.m. There, the department said, Galbreath “produced a handgun and fired. The officer returned fire from his departmental handgun. Immediately, officers on the scene provided medical aid and called for EMS.”
The department later declined to confirm or deny whether Galbreath was shot by the officer who fired his weapon, citing an ongoing investigation and referring only to the statement’s language released Thursday.
The shooting is being investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation within the Montana Department of Justice, which will pass the findings to the county attorney’s office for review.
Brendon Galbreath was declared deceased at St. Patrick Hospital early Thursday morning, hours after police say he drove away from a traffic stop around midnight, prompting a car chase with officers. The cause of death has not yet been released.
In posts on Facebook, friends, and family describe Galbreath, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, as intelligent, caring, and loving. Galbreath’s older brother, Terrance LaFromboise, also said he had been in a pre-medicine program at the University of California Los Angeles before moving back to Montana last summer because of COVID-19.
“He was a good little brother. He was a good son. He was a good nephew. He was a good student,” said an emotional LaFromboise in a Friday phone call. About Thursday’s events, LaFromboise said, “I hope people know that it’s not indicative of who he was.”