Police arrest suspect in Fremont County shooting

ISLAND PARK, Idaho - The man who allegedly shot another man in the leg was arrested Friday night.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Ashton Police Department arrested Jerrod Hillman of Madison County at about 6 p.m. The sheriff's office said authorities were following up on a tip and found him in an unoccupied rental cabin just north on Last Chance on U.S. Highway 20.

Hillman, 34, was taken into custody after being Tased.

Deputies said Hillman had a rifle and a shotgun at the time of his capture.

The sheriff's office said Hillman shot Monte Sommer of Parker with a shotgun in the leg early Monday morning.

Law enforcement officials were alerted to the shooting after a woman pulled over at the side of U.S. Highway 20 south of Ponds Lodge to help with what appeared to be a car accident. A man told her his friend had been shot. Deputies said Hillman threatened the woman, but she left immediately, and Hillman did not hurt her.

Hillman is listed on the Idaho Sex Offender Registry, with the offense being rape.

Sommer was transported by Air Idaho to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and underwent surgery.

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