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Billings Police

The Billings Police Department is investigating after a person said they had a gun pulled on them after following and confronting suspected shoplifters from Shipton's Big R West on Wednesday night. 

A "good Samaritan" originally saw the suspected shoplifters, believed to be two men and a woman, leave Shipton's in a vehicle and followed them in a car to the Big Horn Resort, BPD Sgt. Matt Lennick said. 

When confronted, one of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and then all three ran across the interstate.

Lennick said police were able to track footprints in the snow to Western Ranch Supply where it appears the suspected shoplifters may have been picked up by another vehicle. 

Police were dispatched to the area at about 7:45 p.m. and the incident remains under investigation, Lennick said. 


Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.