GREAT FALLS - A man who shot his brother on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation has been acquitted of criminal charges after a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.
A defense attorney for 22-year-old Reuben Rattler argued the defendant fired the shots at his brother, Rick, to defend himself and others.
It happened March 5.
Rick Rattler sustained a bullet wound in the face and another in the right arm.
A jury Wednesday found Reuben Rattler not guilty on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm in a crime of violence.