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Authorities release the identity of man shot outside Billings Clinic

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BILLINGS -- John Barry Marshall, 48 of Billings, has been identified as the man shot and killed by Billings Law Enforcement Officers outside of Billings Clinic Friday.

Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Cliff Mahoney identified the man Saturday.

Marshall died Friday after authorities said he was spotted by officers outside Billings Clinic.

During a press conference Friday night, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said the U.S. Marshal Task Force, which is made up of police, county deputies, and US Marshals, followed a wanted violent offender into the hospital.

Six officers attempted to apprehend the suspect.

The man tried to run and officers said he appeared to be trying to pull something out of the waistband of his pants.

Marshall fell and as he fell a gun discharged, hit the clinic, and went through a window.

As he was on the ground, he made attempts to clear the gun.

That's when the task force moved in and all six officers fired at the man, St. John said.

On Saturday, a woman identifying herself as Marshall's sister sent an email to MTN News disputing reports that he was a violent offender.

"My brother, John Marshall was shot and killed yesterday at Billings Clinic," wrote Val O'Connell in the email. "He was never convicted of any crime or anything else ever, thus he did not have a so-called `lengthy criminal history.'"

O'Connell wrote that she would be holding a press conference Tuesday to "announce my brother's name and the weird events leading up to his death."
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