Judge sets bail at $1.25M for accused Bozeman shooter


BOZEMAN, Mont. - A judge set bail at $1.25 million dollars for 25 year old Cody Christopher Little. Little is the Bozeman man accused shooting three people early Friday morning.

NBC Montana checked the jail roster earlier in the day and found Little is being held on two felony charges of attempted deliberate homicide and one charge of felony assault with weapon.

Bozeman Police Chief, Ron Price, confirmed that at about 4:00 a.m. shots were fired in the area of the 100 block of N. Ferguson and Monroe Street. They believe the disturbance stemmed from a house party.

According to a news release from the Bozeman Police Department, an argument occurred at nearby apartment. Police say the suspect returned with a shotgun and approached several people in a driveway area and fired several shots. Chief Price says the accused shooter Cody Little attempted to fire a fourth shot. Court records say a witness told investigators Little aimed the shotgun at his head and pulled the trigger, but that it was out of shells. Three men, all in their mid to late 20's were injured.

Police say a weapon was located at the time of the arrest.

NBC Montana spoke to a witness who lives across the street from where the shooting happened. Matt Spring described an argument outside his window and told NBC Montana when he looked outside to see what was going on. He said he saw a crowd of around 10 people and then shots being fired.

Spring says, "I saw the crowd and a guy pulls out a gun and shoots three times, yells at everyone to get back and then took off running."

By-standers held the shooter until police arrived on scene. According to a news release officers from the Bozeman Police Dept. Montana State University Police and deputies from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Dept. responded. Authorities say responding officers provided life-saving emergency care until medical help could arrive.

Chief Price says the victim with the most serious wound was shot in the abdomen.

The three victims are at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Earlier Chief Price noted one of the victims was thought to have life threatening injuries and two other were seriously injured.

Little appeared in Justice Court Friday. The public defender representing Little told the judge Little served in the Army as a combat engineer and was in Iraq for a year. Click here to view the citation and affidavit.