Suspect Killed After 9-Hour Shootout and Standoff with Police at Big Bear Sports

Suspect Killed After 9-Hour Shootout and Standoff with Police at Big Bear Sports

BILLINGS - A man is dead after he was killed by police following a dangerous standoff that involved gunfire that lasted nine hours on Saturday.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John confirmed the suspect drove an SUV through the front entrance of the Big Bear Sports Center on King Avenue West around 3 a.m.

Officers who arrived on scene were shot at by the suspect. Several volleys of gunfire were exchanged.

St. John said at least seven officers discharged weapons over the course of the standoff.

The suspect, who was identified by police but remained uncooperative through the negotiating process, was found deceased around 1 p.m.

Big Bear suffered significant damage to the store include the entrance. 

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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