- 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.

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


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