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Officer Involved Shooting

Sidney officer shoots, injures man during traffic incident

A Sidney police officer shot and injured a 59-year-old North Dakota man when the man pulled out a handgun during a traffic incident early Friday.

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Chief: Officer involved in fatal shooting to return to work next week

Chief: Officer involved in fatal shooting to return to work next week

A Billings police officer who fatally shot a man in April is expected to return to work next week, Chief Rich St. John said Thursday.

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Ramirez brother back in court; bond set at $500,000

Ramirez brother back in court; bond set at $500,000

A Billings judge on Monday set bond at $500,000 for a convicted robber who prosecutors say has repeatedly dodged authorities while stacking up felony charges in multiple counties.

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Lori Ramirez

Lori Ramirez

Lori Ramirez, Richard Ramirez's sister, cries during a prayer for her brother and her family at a family gathering Friday April 18, 2014 at South Park.

April 18, 2014 6:28 pmLoading…
Betty Ramirez and brother

Betty Ramirez and brother

Betty Ramirez, 63, mother of Richard Ramirez, cries in the arms of her brother and Richard's uncle Larry Dyle, 58, during a family gathering Friday April 18, 2014 at South Park.

April 18, 2014 6:28 pmLoading…
Betty Ramirez

Betty Ramirez

Betty Ramirez, 63, holds her daughter's hand during a family gathering Friday April 18, 2014 at South Park.

April 18, 2014 6:28 pmLoading…
Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

A Billings woman was sentenced on Friday after twice skipping sentencing hearings for a felony burglary conviction stemming from a 2013 incident that ended with the fatal shooting of her husband by police.

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Coroner's jury: Sheriff's Lt. justified in July shooting death of fugitive

Coroner's jury: Sheriff's Lt. justified in July shooting death of fugitive

After about five minutes of deliberation, a seven-person coroner’s jury reached a unanimous verdict Wednesday that a Yellowstone County sheriff’s lieutenant was justified in the shooting death of a gun-brandishing fugitive last July.

April 16, 2014 6:05 pm Video Photos

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Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Seven grieving members of the Ramirez family stood in solidarity in front of City Hall and the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, protesting the death of Richard Ramirez.

April 16, 2014 5:01 pm Video Photos

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Inquest finds deputy was justified in shooting of fugitive

Inquest finds deputy was justified in shooting of fugitive

After about five minutes of deliberation, a seven-person coroner's jury reached a unanimous verdict Wednesday that a Yellowstone County sheriff’s lieutenant was justified in the shooting death of a gun-brandishing fugitive last July.

April 16, 2014 10:30 am Video Photos

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Man fatally shot by Ravalli County deputy identified

HELENA — The state Department of Justice and the Ravalli County sheriff's office have released the names of a Hamilton man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy, and the deputy who fired the shot.

March 11, 2014 10:03 amLoading…

Ravalli County deputy shoots, kills man

HAMILTON — A Ravalli County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man at a residence southeast of Hamilton after the man, apparently distraught over problems he was having with his girlfriend, pointed a weapon at the officer, the state Department of Justice said.

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Officer cleared in fatal shooting

Officer cleared in fatal shooting

After hearing a day and a half of testimony, a coroner’s jury found Wednesday that Billings Police Officer Dave Punt was justified when he shot and killed Daniel Brawley earlier this year.

November 06, 2013 1:54 pm Video Photos

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Inquest opens into fatal shooting by officer

Inquest opens into fatal shooting by officer

When the Billings Police Department's SWAT team pulled Daniel and Heather Brawley from a house on Miles Avenue after an hourslong standoff on Jan. 6, they thought a dangerous situation had been defused peacefully.

November 05, 2013 6:55 pm Photos

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Inquest into fatal shooting by officer starts Tuesday

Inquest into fatal shooting by officer starts Tuesday

A coroner’s jury will begin on Tuesday the process of determining if a Billings police officer was justified when he fatally shot a burglary suspect who was driving off in his patrol car in January.

November 04, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Escaped fugitive shot by sheriff deputy

Escaped fugitive shot by sheriff deputy

Escaped fugitive Dean Randolph Jess was shot by a Yellowstone County Sheriff deputy after Jess displayed a firearm. The shooting occurred in at the entrance to the Walmart shopping center on King Avenue West.

July 05, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Missoula sheriff's deputy shoots suspect during drug bust

Missoula sheriff's deputy shoots suspect during drug bust

MISSOULA — A Missoula County sheriff’s deputy shot a man late Friday afternoon after an apparent drug deal went bad outside the Magic Diamond Casino at Toole and Burton streets.

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Investigation continues into Worden homicide, officer-involved shooting

Investigation continues into Worden homicide, officer-involved shooting

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a Friday incident that left a man and woman dead from gunshot wounds in Worden.

May 28, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Video released in fatal officer-involved shooting on Miles Avenue

Video released in fatal officer-involved shooting on Miles Avenue

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said Tuesday that he believes an officer who was struck by a burglary suspect who stole the officer's car was justified in shooting the man on Jan. 6.

January 15, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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Website created to support BPD officer involved in shooting

Website created to support BPD officer involved in shooting

A Billings man has created a website to show support for Dave Punt, a police officer on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting Sunday.

January 08, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…

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