Murder/Suicide: Gregory Rodriguez, Sportsman Channel Host of “A Rifleman’s Journal,” Killed by Gunman in Montana Who Then Killed Himself
Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal” was shot and killed by 41 year old Wayne Bengston in Montana after he had been found by the presumed “jealous” husband visiting his wife on a business trip. It is reported that Bengston then beat his wife, took his 2 year old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home in West Glacier, where he apparently committed suicide and killed himself. According to reports, Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night at approximately 10:30pm. According to Fox News, Rodriguez and the woman, who works for a firearms manufacturer in the Flathead Valley, met at a trade show and struck up a casual relationship that police do not believe was romantic.
Gregory Rodriguez, Rest in Peace
Gregory Rodriguez not only hosted his own hunting show, he was also an editor of Shooting Times and wrote for Guns & Ammo magazine. Rodriguez was also the CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters, a hunting supply store. Greg Rodriguez leaves behind his wife Lisa and his two children, Chloe and Cole.
A Montana man shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, the host of the Sportsman Channel show “A Rifleman’s Journal,” when the shooter found the TV personality visiting his wife, police said Friday.
Wayne Bengston, 41, then beat his wife, took his 2-year-old son to a relative’s house and drove to his home about 25 miles away in West Glacier, where he apparently killed himself, Whitefish police said.
The victim, Rodriguez, was 43, from Sugar Land, Texas. Bengston’s wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother’s house in Whitefish when her husband showed up Thursday night.
It wasn’t clear how Rodriguez and the woman were acquainted.
UPDATE I: How pathetic that the LEFT would use the death of Gregory Rodriguez as a way to use National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s claim against him that, “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” doesn’t always hold up. Really? This just shows that there is no way to stop all crazed killers. At least I would want a fighting chance vs. cowering in the corner waiting to be killed.