- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say a man being sought by a violent offender task force was shot and killed by law enforcement during an exchange of gunfire outside a Billings hospital.

Members of the task force confronted the man after spotting him at Billings Clinic at about 3 p.m. Friday.

Police Chief Rich St. John says the suspect had been asked to surrender when he tripped and reached for a gun on the ground and exchanged fire with several members of law enforcement. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was shot at least once.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1wKQbCS ) he was taken into the nearby emergency room, where he died.

The U.S. Marshals Service task force includes deputy marshals, police and county sheriff’s deputies.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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