By Associated Press - Monday, April 10, 2017

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Cascade County authorities say a man apparently shot and killed himself after breaking into two homes and fleeing deputies.

Sheriff Bob Edwards told the Great Falls Tribune that deputies responded to a report of an intruder entering a house Monday and pointing a gun at the homeowner.

Edwards says the homeowner put up a fight, left and called 911. A fire broke out at the house on the banks of the Missouri River about eight miles outside of Great Falls and was destroyed.

Deputies responding to the call followed a man to a neighboring house. The man entered the house and forced the homeowner out.

Edwards says the deputies approaching the house heard gunshots and found the man dead.

Edwards says the deputies did not fire a shot. The man’s name has not been released.

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