UPDATE ON SHOOTING TRAGEDY IN BELGRADE
The shooting incident that occurred on August 18, 2016 that resulted in the death of a 9 year old boy remains under investigation.
Detectives have been working diligently to investigate all leads. Detectives have submitted items for analysis to the Montana State Forensics Science Division Laboratory. Results can take some time to analyze. We must all be patient and let the process proceed as needed.
We would like to clarify misinformation that we believe has been assumed, specifically that the victim lived at the residence in which the incident occurred. The correct information is, the victim was visiting someone at the residence and not a household member. The victim lived in Belgrade with his family and went to Belgrade Public Schools.
After speaking with the victim’s parents and family members they wished to have his name released today. They have requested that they be allowed to release his name through us here at the Belgrade Police Department. Attached below is a statement from his parents and family.
Updates will follow as releasable information is obtained. There is not a set time for these updates to occur.
Chief E. J. Clark Jr.
FAMILY OF GREYDUN FLINN STOCKINGER
On August 18, 2016 Greydun Flinn Stockinger left this world in a tragic accident. Grady was a loving, kind, generous old soul and left behind an amazing community of family, friends and loved ones. He touched the hearts of all who crossed his path and he was a beacon of light that showed us how to love. In the wake of this tragedy may his waves continue to connect and influence all. Through his eyes this world was colorful and his imagination enhanced those colors and brought a beautiful story to life. May his memory continue to inspire many more to live their lives out loud and not take a moment for granted. Grady’s nightly prayers consisted of everything from people in his life to the mountains we are surrounded by and the fresh air and water that flowed between that gave life to all. He was thankful for this life and all who entered it, be it animal or human even the ones he didn’t know personally. He was truly selfless. His name stands for Stronghold, and was intended to be there to always protect him. Now he will be the rock that we can lean on for that very same strength.
Funeral Arrangements :
A public viewing will be held this Monday for our dear Greydun Flinn Stockinger at the Dahl Funeral Home (300 Highland Blvd, Bozeman, Montana), from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We welcome any and all of those who wish to pay their respects to our sunny bunny boy. Grady’s formal Memorial Service is to set for this Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Belgrade Events Center. The time will be set at a later date. We would love for anyone who would like to attend, to join us in the celebration of his life.