(GREAT FALLS) A burglary suspect died after being shot by a Great Falls officer on Monday night.
At about 11:10 pm on Monday, GFPD officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home on the 3100 block of 9th Avenue North.
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.
No officers were injured during the incident.
A weapon was found at the scene, according to MT Department of Justice. Authorities have not yet said what type of weapon was found.
The name of the suspect has not yet been officially released, nor have the names of any of the officers involved.
Investigators were at the scene conducting interviews and processing evidence throughout the day.
Relatives and friends of the person who was shot have been leaving candles, flowers, and other mementos on a spot on the sidewalk outside of the home.
Agents with the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation are taking the lead in the investigation at the request of the GFPD, and are being assisted by the Cascade County Sheriff's Office.
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.
We will update you as we get more information.
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