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Yellowstone County shooting victim dies, identified as 22-year-old woman


BILLINGS, Montana — Authorities say a 22-year-old Billings woman has died of injuries suffered in a weekend shooting.

Yellowstone County Undersheriff Kevin Evans said Kayla Jeanette Kinder died Monday.

John Edward Szydlowski was arrested on suspicion of assault with a weapon after leading officers on a car chase from the scene of the shooting Sunday morning.

Szydlowski was reported as a walk-away from the Alpha House pre-release center on March 15. He has previous convictions for accountability to theft, robbery and drug possession.

He was charged Monday with escape and drug possession and remained jailed Tuesday with his bail set at $50,000.

Evans said the county attorney's office will determine what, if any, additional charges will be filed.

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