Billings Police Kill Man Who Fired at Officers
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed by Billings police after he shot at officers who were attempting to arrest him at a gas station.
Billings police spokesman Lt. Kevin Iffland says the man killed Thursday is 29-year-old Michael Brandon of Billings.
Brandon was wanted on a felony warrant for parole violation.
Officers say they spotted Brandon and tried to arrest him at the gas station at about 3:30 a.m. But police say he ran away and fired several shots from a semi-automatic handgun.
Police say the suspect was later found at the Dude Rancher Inn, where he was killed during a shootout with several officers.
No other injuries were reported.
An autopsy on Brandon is pending.