Burglary suspect shot and killed in Great Falls - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Burglary suspect shot and killed in Great Falls

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(GREAT FALLS) A burglary suspect was shot and killed overnight in what the Great Falls Police Department is calling an "officer-involved shooting."

The GFPD  says that at about 11:10 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress along 9th Avenue North between 31st Street and 32nd Street.

The GFPD said in a press release that "shortly after officers arrived on scene, shots were fired and a suspect was killed." 

The name of the suspect has not yet been released.

No officers were injured during the incident; the GFPD has not yet named the officer or officers who shot the suspect.

We do not yet know if the suspect was armed.

As per standard procedure in such incidents, Great Falls Police Chief David Bowen has requested that the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Montana Department of Justice investigate this incident and agents are currently at the scene.

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol are also assisting with the investigation.

The GFPD says that there is no threat to the community related to this incident.

As of 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the area is still sealed off with crime-scene tape as officers continue investigating.

No other details have been released at this point.

We will update you as we get more information.

UPDATE: Investigation continues into shooting of burglary suspect in Great Falls

(UPDATE, 11:22 a.m.) According to the GFPD, the suspect was trying to break into a home, and ran away when officers arrived. 

The officers began chasing the suspect, and during the chase, according to the police, the suspect brandished a weapon.  

The suspect was then shot and killed by a GFPD officer.  

A weapon was found at the scene, according to MT Department of Justice.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Cascade County Attorney’s Office and a coroner’s inquest will be scheduled by Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown.

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