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Murder suspect killed in Billings shoot-out

6 federal officers fired at murder suspect during Billings shoot-out
Posted at 10:24 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 14:20:17-04

Six federal officers exchanged gunfire with a Billings man who was killed in a shootout Thursday evening.

Lt. Brandon Wooley of the Billings Police Department said in a news release on Friday morning that the 19-year-old Billings man who was killed was wanted for murder in Colorado and opened fire on members of the U.S. Marshals Montana Violent Offender Task Force who were there to arrest him on a warrant.

The shooting happened at about 6:36 p.m. at 733 Cook Avenue. The man, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

No federal officers were injured and Wooley said there were no Billings police officers involved in the shooting.

The Billings Police Department's Investigation Division will conduct the investigation into the shooting, Wooley said.

The names of the federal officers have not been released at this point.

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