The host of the Sportsman Channel's "A Rifleman's Journal" was fatally shot in Montana by the estranged husband of a woman he was visiting, police said Friday.
The Missoulian reported Bengston was armed with a .44-caliber revolver and shot Rodriguez multiple times.
Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial said Bengston, 41, then beat and pistol-whipped his wife before fleeing with the couple's 2-year-old son.
Bengston dropped off the boy unharmed at a relative's home before driving to his home in West Glacier where he shot and killed himself, the Missoulian said.
"The victim was here on business and had stopped to talk to a friend for the evening and have a glass of wine," Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial told the Gazette.
"Mr. Bengston came into the home and shot him immediately. We think that it was just a professional relationship, but perhaps the husband thought it was more than that. But that is just conjecture."