Billings Area News

Dec 25, 2012 7:48 PM by MTN News

Billings man arrested in early morning homicide, victim identified

BILLINGS - A 41-year-old Billings man has been arrested in connection with a homicide that took place early Christmas morning.

David B. Issacson was arrested for deliberate homicide. According to the Billings Police Department, the victim was 34-year-old Sabah Mallak who was also from Billings.

Police responded to a report of gun shots fired shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Galway Drive and Hawthorne Lane. When officers arrived on scene, they found a red Pontiac Grand AM parked in front of a home on the 1100 block of Galway Drive. According to Detective Sgt. Mitch Hart, the Grand AM appeared to have left the roadway and crashed into a front yard fence. Mallak's body was located north of the vehicle, lying in the street.

An initial investigation reveals Issacson and Mallak knew each other. A weapon was recovered from the area and it has been determined it is linked to the homicide.

As of Tuesday afternoon, officers are still on scene as the investigation continues. Two vehicles from the scene were impounded pending search warrants.


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