A whirlwind of violence in Billings has residents concerned.

For one innocent man, a recent encounter with Billings' criminal element almost cost him his life. Brassar McCabe was minding his own business at his residence on Canary Avenue in Lockwood on Saturday evening when he noticed two individuals attempting to break into his vehicle. He reportedly confronted the suspects, who initially fled, and then returned and opened fire with a gun. The criminals struck him multiple times in the chest and torso area.

One suspect was found in the area and arrested, according to the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. The other suspect led officers on a brief pursuit, ending near 7th St. West and Broadwater Ave where the second suspect was found hiding under a car and subsequently arrested.

Canary Ave, Lockwood, MT. Credit Google Maps
Canary Ave, Lockwood, MT. Credit Google Maps

A long road to recovery.

McCabe's family has started a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses and other out-of-pocket costs he'll surely experience as he faces a long and painful recovery. According to an update from his mom (11/12) on the GoFundMe account,

We need lots of prayers.. He had 1st surgery last night. They are going to keep him sedated for 3 days. He was shot 3 times, his lung, pancreas, liver, kidney,, stomach and small intestine. One bullet is lodged near his spine and right now he can't move his legs. Waiting on specialists for more surgeries.
Credit Canva
Credit Canva

Another way to donate.

If you don't like using GoFundMe, you can also donate at Rimrock Credit Union, either in person or by mail. Make your check out to Brassar McCabe and mail it like this:
Brassar McCabe Attn: Brandi Hickey
952 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102

Our thoughts are with Brassar McCabe and his friends and family as they deal with this senseless, traumatic event.

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