A northwestern Montana man pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the shooting death of a man at the victim's residence in Hungry Horse.

Attorneys for 47-year-old James William Quen, of Martin City, say he will argue that he shot 33-year-old Bradley Allen Winters in self-defense.

The Flathead Beacon reports Quen entered his plea Thursday before District Judge Heidi Ulbricht. She ordered him to remain jailed pending a bail reduction hearing set for June 21.

Court records say there had been an altercation over money and clothing inside Winters' home and at some point Quen fired a gun several times, hitting Winters in the chest.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)

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