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U.S. Marshals shoot and kill suspect in Billings

U.S. Marshals shoot and kill suspect in Billings
Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 12:42:21-04

(UPDATE) 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.

No details of the murder in Colorado have been released at this point; we will update you if we get more details.

(1st REPORT) A member or members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force shot and killed a suspect in Billings.

It happened on the 700 block of Cook Avenue in Billings Thursday night, according to Billings police.

Few other details were available on the incident that happened at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday, according to Billings Assistant Police Chief Jeremy House.

The Marshals were attempting the apprehend the suspect at the residence when the incident occurred, House said.

Cook Avenue between Seventh and Eighth street is blocked off as Billings police investigate, House said.

The name of the person who was shot has not yet been released.

We will update you as we get more information.