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Man tazed after fleeing Billings police, reaching for a gun

Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 11:47:12-05

BILLINGS — A man was transported to a local hospital after being tazed while reaching for a gun and running from Billings police after a traffic stop at 1403 1st Ave. N at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police tweet by Lt. Brian Krivitz.

The suspect, 42-year-old Larry Rondeau, was driving a truck with a stolen license plate when police pulled him over.

Krivitz wrote that Rondeau ran from the officer and reached for a gun in a shoulder holster. The officer tazed Rondeau and fought with him.

The officer was treated for an injured hand, according to the tweet.