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Billings Police Chief Identifies Gunman in Heights Shooting

Justin Wesley Delacruz
Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department

In a press conference this morning, Police Chief Rich St. John identified the man involved in the shootout over the weekend as 38-year-old Justin Wesley Delacruz.

The Billings police allege that Delacruz attempted to rob an employee of Sonic in the Heights on Sunday morning and then exchanged gunfire with Officer Shane Weinreis. Officer Weinreis was able to arrest the suspect after his gun jammed.

Justin Wesley Delacruz is being held in the Yellowstone County jail on charges of attempted deliberate homicide. He will make his initial court appearance later today.

St. Johns aid Delacruz has an extensive criminal history in California.

 VIA – Q2 News

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