Prosecutors: 10K debt motive in Lockwood shooting

BILLINGS (AP) — A $10,000 debt that may be drug-related may have been the motive for a shooting in Lockwood in which a 23-year-old man is charged with shooting and injuring his father, Yellowstone County prosecutors said.

Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez on Thursday set bail at $150,000 for Brandon White, who is charged with two counts of felony assault with a weapon and an alternative charge of accountability, which alleges he was involved with the assault even if he didn’t commit it himself. He was arrested Tuesday in Laurel.

Video surveillance shows White’s car arrive at his father’s auto body shop at 3:19 a.m. Jan. 29, followed by his father’s SUV, according to charging documents. At least two people in the car fired shots at the SUV, and someone in the SUV returned fire, court records said.

White’s father, Walter White, was wounded in the lower back. His passenger drove him to the hospital.

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