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Deputy shoots man after chase

Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross said in a release issued Tuesday that a deputy shot a man in Hill County early Tuesday morning after a chase.

Hill County sheriff’s deputies responded to notification from Rocky Boy police at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday that tribal officers were in pursuit of a pickup truck leaving Rocky Boy”s Indian Reservation and the occupants of the vehicle were shooting at the officers while fleeing.

Deputies responded to the area of Fresno Road and U.S. Highway 87 were the pickup had become stuck and the occupants fled.

A man who fled the vehicle was pointing a firearm at responding officers and was shot, the release said. The officers provided medical aid and the man was taken to the hospital for additional care.

The name of the deputy and the person shot have not been released.

The incident will be investigated by the Montana Division of Criminal investigation.

 

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