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Man killed in Missoula officer-involved shooting ID'd

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 11:15:17-05

MISSOULA — Authorities have released the name of the man who died in an officer-involved shooting that took place on Saturday in Missoula.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott reports that Jesse James Kale Brown, 34, of Missoula succumbed to his injuries following a shooting in the 2300 block of Sherwood Lane.

The Missoula Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 5:25 p.m. for a report of a disturbance, according to a press release.

The release says officers were confronted by a man -- now identified as Brown -- armed with a knife, who did not comply with commands to drop the knife.

MPD said Brown attacked the initial responding officer who then shot Brown.

The matter is under investigation by the Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigations.