Billings residents were shocked by a wild incident that unfolded on Sunday evening near the area of 12th and Grand. The mayhem resulted in the horrific point-blank shooting death of Carlos Delao, a 45-year-old father of two, during a carjacking at a residence on Avenue F. This was followed by multiple destroyed vehicles in the Big B Bingo parking lot and a seven-hour police standoff at a nearby residence. Sadly, the homeowner, Erik Brady received life-threatening gunshot wounds after the suspect entered his home.

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We spoke with Erik Brady's father Richie Seymour on Wednesday (1/11), who recounted the frightening incident. They were at Brady's home near 12th and Burlington celebrating a child's birthday when the gunman/carjacker busted through the family's front door. Erik Brady was shot through the abdomen, rupturing his spleen and puncturing his pancreas.

Kids and pets got out of the house safely.

Erik has already had four emergency surgeries and remains in serious condition at a Billings hospital. Seymour said Erik has a long road ahead of him. Thankfully, they were able to get the rest of the family members and pets out of the house during the tense standoff that followed.

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Their home was heavily damaged during the incident.

In addition to Erik's medical bills, the Brady residence was heavily damaged from concussion grenades, gunshots, and tear gas and the family is currently unable to live in their home. The official GoFundMe account HERE is a convenient way to donate or you can contact the downtown branch of Billings Federal Credit Union. Explain that you would like to donate to Erik under Richie Seymour and they'll handle the rest.

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Clothes are needed for the three teen kids.

A family friend (Nikki C at the Grandstand, thank you!!!) shared that the teens could really use some clothing, as everything they own was ruined by tear gas. Listed below are their ages/sizes/specific needs.

16 - male. 

Shoe 14 wide
Sweats 2xltall
Sweater 2xltall
15 - male.
Shoes 12 1/2 wide
Sweats large tall
Shirts and sweaters large tall
19 - female.
Shoe size 10
Medium leggings
Shirts medium
Hoodies xl
Sweats large tall
Our thoughts are with both families who are suffering greatly because of the actions of one maniac in our city. We'll update you with information on upcoming fundraisers for the Brady family and the Delao family.

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