Prison escapee fatally shot near West End Wal-Mart

2013-12-26T00:00:00Z 2014-04-16T10:58:13Z Prison escapee fatally shot near West End Wal-Mart The Billings Gazette
December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Prison escapee fatally shot near West End Wal-Mart

On July 5, Sheriff's Sgt. Shane Skillen shot and killed Dean Randolph Jess, a Montana State Prison escapee, near a busy West End shopping area. Officials said Jess refused to come out of the stolen vehicle he was driving and had reached for a gun.

A coroner's inquest is pending to determine if the shooting was justified. The prison escape prompted Montana State Prison officials to tighten security procedures and search tactics.

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