Montana man kills Sportsman Channel host, then self

Friday , March 08, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Whitefish Shooting

This undated image provided by the Whitefish, Mont., Police Department shows TV personality,...

The Associated Press

WHITEFISH, Mont. — Police in northwestern Montana say a man shot and killed the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal” while the TV personality was visiting the shooter’s wife.

Whitefish police say 41-year-old Wayne Bengston then beat his wife, took his 2-year-old son to a relative’s house, and drove to his home in West Glacier where he apparently killed himself.

Police identified the shooting victim as 43-year-old Gregory G. Rodriguez of Sugar Land, Texas. Besides appearing on TV, he’s the CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters.

Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house when her husband showed up Thursday night.

It wasn’t clear how Rodriguez and the woman were acquainted. Police plan to hold a news conference Friday afternoon.

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