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MURDER IN MONTANA: Kimberli Jones shoots herself after killing doctor husband in driveway

There was no history of violence or prior incidents reported between the married couple
UPDATED OCT 28, 2022
Kimberli Jones killed her husband Jason Jones (Jason Jones/Facebook)
Kimberli Jones killed her husband Jason Jones (Jason Jones/Facebook)

GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA: A 50-year-old woman, named Kimberli Jones, shot her doctor husband to death on their driveway and then took her own life. The incident took place at around 6.45 pm on October 18 about 10 miles south of Gallatin Gateway in Gallatin Canyon.

According to KRTV, during the news conference on Wednesday, October 26, Sheriff Dan Springer said that an individual saw a woman shoot a man several times and then escape the scene in a pickup truck. When responders arrived, they found a man, identified as 53-year-old Jason Jones, dead. Preliminary findings showed that Jones died from gunshot wounds, states the report. On further investigation, it was indicated that the suspect was Jason’s wife, Kimberli, who was later found dead near the Hyalite reservoir.


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Commenting on the case, sheriff Dan said, as quoted by DailyMail, "We believe this was a murder-suicide, but on the same side we continue to do this investigation to get as many answers as we can for the family and for the community as a whole. We want to make sure that we can get all the answers that are out there."

Who was Kimberli Jones?

Kimberli was a former health clinic manager, who was born on May 23, 1972, in Gallup, New Mexico. She is survived by three children-- Andrew (Alex) Jones, Chloey Jones, and Mackenzie (Cameron) Dey, as per While attending Arizona State University, she met Jason and they got married on July 31, 1991. While Jason was doing a medical residency in Minot, North Dakota, Kimberli attended Minot State University earning her Masters's Degree in 2005. Kimberli ran her husband's medical practice and was referred to as "the office manager extraordinaire," states the website. 

As authorities continue to investigate the murder-suicide case, the team of Bozeman Health, where Jason and Kimberli joined in 2021, wrote, as quoted by People, "We are incredibly saddened to have heard the news about Dr. Jason Jones and Kimberli Jones from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office earlier today. Bozeman Health extends our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Dr Jason Jones and Kimberli Jones." "Dr. Jones was a primary care physician who cared for patients at multiple Bozeman Health care sites, and Kimberli was a former Bozeman Health clinic operations manager," the statement said.

As per KRTV, there was no history of violence or prior incidents reported between the married couple. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning, October 27, and the incident remains under investigation, reports KBZK.