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Missoula police chief discusses fatal officer-involved shooting

Posted at 10:03 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 12:40:10-05

MISSOULA — Missoula Police Cheif Jaeson White held a press conference Thursday morning to provide an update on a recent fatal officer-involved shooting.

Jesse James Kale Brown, 34, of Missoula, was pronounced dead after Missoula Police Department officers say Brown attacked an officer while they were responding to a domestic disturbance.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 2300 block of Sherwood Lane.

Watch the full press conference below:

Missoula police chief discusses fatal officer-involved shooting

Chief White says that Brown had two "substantially sized" kitchen knives and that Brown was shot four times by the officer.

The officer -- whose name has not yet been released -- remains on paid administrative leave per Missoula Police Department policy.

The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation in investigating the shooting.