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Man kills TV host: Man shoots TV host but what was his motive?

Greg Rodriguez, the TV host shot shot and killed by man who turned the gun on himself
Greg Rodriguez, the TV host shot shot and killed by man who turned the gun on himself
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The "Man kills TV host" headline first broke in the news on Friday but it is continuing to make crime news headlines on Saturday.

The shooting happened in Whitefish, Montana. The Whitefish Pilot headline read, "Outdoor TV host shot dead in Whitefish murder-suicide."

The paper reports that TV host Greg Rodriguez, 43, host of the TV show "A Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel was unarmed when Wayne Bengston, 41, burst into the room where Rodriguez was talking with his wife, yelled some vulgarities, and shot him four times.

The Billings Gazette reports that police believe that Rodriguez's relationship with Bengston was "professional." But the paper notes that Bengston may have acted out of jealously believing that there was more to his wife's relationship with Rodriguez.

The Whitefish Pilot reports that Bengston's wife said she and her husband were not estranged but that the couple had been "having arguments."

A Whitefish, Montana, police spokesman told the Billings Gazette, "“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."

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