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.
20-88634 1906hrs 1403 1 Ave N Police stopped a truck with stolen license plate. Suspect Larry Rondeau 42yo male ran, reached for a gun in a shoulder holster. Officer tased him, a fight ensued. He was taken to hospital by AMR. An Officer treated for inured hand. Lt Krivitz
— BillingsPD (@BillingsPD) December 2, 2020