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Officers find loaded weapon in canal near Clark Fork River

By KECI Staff
Published On: Nov 12 2012 10:48:51 AM MST
Updated On: Nov 12 2012 09:59:45 PM MST
WEAPON FOUND IN CANAL OF CLARK FORK RIVER
MISSOULA COUNTY -

Missoula City police and Missoula County Search and Rescue recovered a KAHR semi-automatic 40-caliber pistol. 

The loaded pistol was found near 500 block of Burton Street, in a canal by the Clark Fork River.

The search was centered around a waterway off the Clark Fork River, near West Broadway.

Officers are also looking for a shell casing after a city police officer discharged his weapon in a warning shot, after a man on a bicycle refused to cooperate. 

Police believed Joseph Peasley was armed.  He was arrested on a probation violation.