Investigators were at the scene Tuesday morning of a fatal shooting by deputies in Joliet. (MTN News/Dustin Klemann photo)
Investigators were at the scene Tuesday morning of a fatal shooting by deputies in Joliet. (MTN News/Dustin Klemann photo)
Investigators were at the scene Tuesday morning of a fatal shooting by deputies in Joliet. (MTN News/Dustin Klemann photo)

 

(MTN News-JOLIET) A Joliet man is dead after pointing a rifle at Carbon County Sheriff deputies and then being shot Monday night.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan says that deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and gunshots shortly after 8 p.m.

When three deputies responded to the home on the 400 block of South 1st Street, a man came out of the home and pointed a rifle at deputies, McQuillan said.

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McQuillan said deputies reported at least one shot was fired in their direction, but that is still being investigated.

Two of the three deputies fired “multiple shots” at the man, killing him.

The sheriff said the time between deputies arriving at the house to the man being shot was roughly 15 to 20 minutes.

All three deputies have been placed on administrative leave, in accordance with standard procedures whenever there is a fatal shooting.

McQuillan said he believes the deputies responded correctly in firing at the man.

The name of the man has not yet been released.

The deputies were not injured in the incident.

The woman involved in the domestic disturbance call was taken to the hospital for further examination.

The Division of Criminal Investigation of the Montana Department of Justice is assisting in the investigation.



(FIRST REPORT) A Joliet man is dead after pointing a rifle at Carbon County Sheriff deputies and then being shot Monday night.

Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan confirmed the man was killed by law enforcement officers. 

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance shortly after 8 p.m.When three deputies responded, a man came out of the home and pointed a rifle at deputies, McQuillan said. The unidentified man in his mid-40s was shot and killed.

The deputies were not injured in the incident. 

It’s not clear how many shots were fired, but McQuillan confirmed there were “multiple shots.” An address was not provided, but occurred in city limits.

It’s not yet known if the man was intoxicated. The woman involved in the domestic disturbance call was taken to the hospital for further examination.

The Division of Criminal Investigation of the Montana Department of Justice is assisting in the investigation.

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