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Monday, January 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Suspicious 911 call precedes fatal shooting in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Police officers in north-central Montana were investigating a suspicious 911 call when a suspect brandished a weapon, leading officers to shoot and kill him.

Great Falls police officers shot the man at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Officials have not released his name or the type of weapon he had.

The officers involved are in paid administrative leave while the case is investigated. No officers were injured.

Sgt. Jim Wells tells the Great Falls Tribune that officers wanted to talk with the suspect about a 911 call made just before 9:30 a.m. An earlier call also appeared to be related.

Monday’s was the third officer-involved shooting in Great Falls this year. Police shot and killed a 25-year-old burglary suspect on Sept. 11. Another man was shot and injured in April while holding a knife to a woman’s neck.

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