There is an update Saturday on the shocking case of a man who killed a TV host. The Billings Gazette reported Saturday that although jealously may have been the gunman's motive, they don't believe that his wife was having an affair with the man he shot.
A Whitefish, Montana, police spokesman told the paper, "“The victim was here on business and had stopped to talk to a friend for the evening and have a glass of wine. Mr.(Wayne) Bengston came into the home and shot him immediately. We think that it was just a professional relationship, but perhaps the husband thought it was more than that. But that is just conjecture.”
The victim police refer to is TV host Gregory G. Rodriguez, host of the TV show "A Rifleman's Journal."
Police say a Bengston shot and killed Rodriguez, as the popular TV personality was visiting the shooter's wife.
The alleged gunman, Wayne Bengston, 41, is accused of beating his wife before taking his 2-year-old son to a relative’s house. Police say that Bengston then drove 25 miles away to West Glacier, Montana, where he committed suicide.
Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in the area for business and stopped by to visit her at her mother’s house when her husband showed up sparking a violent confrontation. The shooting was the result of a dispute between the two men, but so far police are not sure what sparked the dispute.
The shootings sparked a manhunt for Bengston. Police found his truck parked in his driveway. A SWAT team was dispatched and tried to contact the suspect. Police eventually entered the home and found Bengston with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The Daily Mail reports, "Greg Rodriguez enjoyed a successful career as one of hunting's leading experts. He killed his first buck at the age of 14, sparking a life-long love of the sport.
"He was a mortgage banker when he went to Africa for the first time in the mid 1990s, but he fell in love with the continent and returned home to launch his own company, Global Adventure Outfitters. GAO helps people achieve optimum experiences when trekking across the globe for hunting."
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