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Teen shoots man who tried to break into house

Posted at 4:18 PM, May 06, 2021

A domestic disturbance ended when a man was shot in the leg in the front yard of a mid-town Billings neighborhood on Thursday morning.

According to Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, a teenage boy shot a man in the leg after the man reportedly tried to punch his way into the residence at 1438 Avenue B.

St John said the incident began at a nearby restaurant as a disturbance involving a man and a woman. The woman retreated to the house on Avenue B where the man followed her. The man then punched through the glass window of the screen door.

St. John said after the man punched the window, the teen confronted the man outside and shot several rounds from a handgun into the ground.

The man then retreated to his car but came back a second time, and the teen once again shot several rounds toward the ground, hitting the man in the leg.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injury.

No arrests have been made, and police will continue to process the scene through the afternoon.

We will update you if we get more information.