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Police officer shoots, kills Wyoming man at Billings hotel 


October 28, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man in a hotel in Montana’s largest city early Thursday after he allegedly turned on officers while holding a handgun, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said.

It was the seventh fatal shooting by law enforcement officers since 2012 in Billings, which has a population of about 110,000 people. All of the prior shootings were ruled justified following coroner’s inquests.

The man reportedly entered the hotel lobby and threatened a female clerk before dawn, pointed the gun at his own head, said he planned to st...

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