A good Samaritan family was gunned down in Pryor, Montana and an 18-year-old is facing charges in the incident. The shooting left two dead and another injured after a family stopped to help someone whose car seemed to have stopped. CNN shared the details on Friday.
Jesus Deniz, also known as Jesus Deniz Montana, allegedly shot the family Wednesday morning on a road in the Crow Indian Reservation. The mother and father in the family have died, and their daughter was injured in the incident. It seems that the mother had come across Deniz and he had told her he had run out of gas. She then took her husband and daughter back to help.
Once back to Deniz’s car, it seems that he pulled a gun on them. He demanded that they give him money and get out of their car. He told them to walk away from the car and as they did, the good Samaritan family was gunned down.
The daughter heard gunshots as she ran and she saw her father down and heard her mother screaming. The daughter was shot as she ran, but she was able to get away. She ran toward a church and a car was just pulling out of the lot. Reports indicate that the car’s driver jumped out, and the victim jumped in and drove to her house.
Deniz was arrested a few hours later in Meeteetse, Wyoming. According to an Associated Press report via ABC 13, Deniz says he gunned down the good Samaritan family because the daughter laughed at him and he had gotten tired of waiting for them to return to help. Mendoza is expected to appear in court on Friday.
The victims have been identified as Jason Shane Jr., 50, Tana Shane, 47, and Jorah Shane, 26. Jorah is said to be recovering at a Billings, Montana hospital. She had one bullet graze her head and she also received a gunshot wound to the back. The good Samaritan family gunned down on Wednesday is being mourned by the small community of Pryor who say that Tana and Jason were active in the community and were people who went out of their way to help others.