- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a man involved in a standoff near a small community between Billings and Bozeman.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1TLn7M7 ) the body of 59-year-old James Dunakin was found Saturday after a standoff lasting more than six hours.

Officers responded Saturday morning to a report that a man was shooting at a house.

Sweet Grass County Under Sheriff Alan Ronneberg said in a news release that Dunakin barricaded himself in a house and authorities evacuated the area.

More than six hours later, a Gallatin County Special Response Team found Dunakin dead inside the home.

The case is under investigation by the Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.


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

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