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Officials identify fitness center manager killed by gunman

September 17, 2021 GMT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Flathead County have released the name of the Kalispell Fuel Fitness manager who was shot and killed during a confrontation with a man who had been living in his car in the facility’s parking lot.

Matthew David Hurley, 27, of Kalispell was killed on Thursday morning, the coroner’s office said Friday.

The center’s assistant manager, Matt Underhill, said told the Flathead Beacon that he and Hurley had refunded the man’s remaining gym membership and told him he could no longer stay in the parking lot when the man pulled a gun.

Hurley was shot, Underhill ran for cover and another gym member who saw the confrontation ran to his vehicle and grabbed a firearm and exchanged fire with the gunman, Underhill said.

The gunman was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday afternoon and remained under law enforcement supervision, Kalispell police said at the time. The third man was in stable condition.