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Police: Box Elder man killed by Billings officers pulled a gun

Billings police report that a 29-year-old Box Elder man who died after Billings police officers shot him Monday pulled a gun while the officers were trying to detain him.

The name of the Box Elder man has not been released pending notification of relatives.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said officers Ryland Nelson and Justin Bickford of the Billings Police Department shot the 29-year-old Box Elder man, during a physical altercation around 10:20 p.m. Monday.

St. John said during a press conference Tuesday that the officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Avenue C Monday night on a ca...


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