In an incredibly sad story out of Montana, a baby who would have turned one on November 2 died on the day before after his father was shot and fell onto the boy after a flurry of bullets were fired into the home.
The Billings Police Department reports that at around 10:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, they received a call about a shooting at a residence on the 700 block of North 17th Street.
A witness reported to the police that they saw a car approach the house and that there had been a “large volley of shots fired into the neighboring residence.”
Upon forced entry into the home, police discovered an unconscious baby and a deceased adult male. The child passed away after emergency personnel transported him to a local hospital.
According to KTVQ-TV the man was identified as Kenneth Morrison, and the infant as Tatee’k Morrison.
Billings Chief of Police Rich St. John said during a press conference on November 2 that it “appears the male collapsed on the child.”
After obtaining the suspect’s vehicle’s description, investigators tracked it down in the 300 block of South 28th Street.
Another witness allegedly saw people getting out of a pickup truck, running into the house, and then escaping into a nearby house.
The homes were locked down by Billings Police, and the local SWAT team responded.
Five hours later, ten people turned themselves into the police; however, no one has been arrested in relation to the deaths of Kenneth and Tatee’k Morrison.
“Our Loving son, little brother, nephew and grandson, Tatee’k “Ted” Cole Morrison, 11 months, of Billings made Heaven his home on November 1, 2023,” said the family in the child’s obituary. “He was affectionately known as “Smiley” by his great grandfather, John Bullinsight Sr., and “Bean” from his extremely close family members. He was over abundantly loving, kind, sweet, full of energy, fun, he greeted everyone with a warm smile that could light up the world and extremely happy baby. “Ted” enjoyed all things related to horses, dinosaurs, toys and praising to gospel music.”
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