Groat was the owner of the residence from where shots were fired, with bullets entering a neighbor’s residence.  The neighbor was slightly injured but did not require medical attention for his injuries.  The Gallatin County and Bozeman Police Department Special Response Team was called to the scene and determined that Groat was deceased.

The evidence at the scene and from the autopsy shows that Groat died of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  It appears the death occurred shortly after the shots were fired at his neighbor’s residence.