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Montana man killed in police shooting after car chases

Associated Press

BILLINGS – A Montana man has died after being shot by police officers following a car chase. Authorities said the man also rammed into police cars and ignored officers’ orders before being shot.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John told local media that police received a call late Friday about a man ramming into a car and officers tried to chase the suspect.

KULR-TV reports that officers found the man slumped over the wheel of a pickup truck just after midnight and he reached toward the glove box. The Billings Gazette reported that the man then backed into a patrol car, hit a minivan and struck another patrol car.

St. John said officers then fired their weapons.

The 24-year-old man’s name has not been released. Five officers were put on administrative leave.

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