Billings police: Man killed in police shootout pulled a gun

Name of Box Elder man still withheld pending notification of relatives


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 12:14pm

Box Elder man killed by Billings Police Officers

By: Patrick Johnston

More details have been provided in a Billings police shooting that caused the death of a Box Elder man, including police reporting the Box Elder man pulled a gun on the officers.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said during a press conference this morning that officers Ryland Nelson and Justin Bickford of the Billings Police Department shot a 29-year-old Box Elder man, whose name has yet to be released, during a physical altercation around 10:20 last night.

St. John said the decedent was well-known to law enforcemen...

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