Shooting victim ID’d as Plains native

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Shania Raymond has been identified as the victim of a shooting near Miles City on Jan. 25. She lived in Plains from the time of her birth in 1996 until 2008.

MILES CITY — The 21-year-old woman who was shot to death Jan. 25 in Custer County has been identified as Shania Raymond, a native of Plains who later moved to Idaho.

Officials in Eastern Montana said the suspected shooter has been charged with deliberate homicide.

Custer County Justice of the Peace Donald Neese set bail at $500,000 for 21-year-old Travis Doss, who was charged lat week with killing Raymond at a residence southwest of Miles City.

He has not entered a plea and an arraignment date has not been set.

Officers who responded to the Jan. 25 shooting found Raymond dead and Doss with a gunshot wound to the head. He was treated at the hospital and arrested.

Doss allegedly told investigators he thought Raymond shot him first. Court records say he “responded by unloading 18 rounds into her.”

Court records say Doss reported they were arguing because he thought Raymond was cheating on him.

He said she went outside and he later went outside to urinate. He said he carried a loaded handgun because there are coyotes in the area. Doss told investigators he heard three gunshots and felt something hit him in the back of the head.

Raymond’s parents are Jimmy Raymond and Shela (Silverthorn) Herring. She was raised in Plains prior to moving with her father and brother to Idaho in the summer of 2008.

Funeral services will be held graveside on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Plains Cemetery, 702 Clayton St., Plains, MT 59859.

Her Obituary can be found on page A4.

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