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Man reportedly armed with gun and hatchet shot by Bozeman Police

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 17:26:52-05

BOZEMAN – A man died after a Bozeman Police officer shot him early Friday morning while responding to an alleged assault call.

Bozeman Police Chief Steve Crawford said in a news release that officers responded to a call at a residence on Summer View Lane in Bozeman involving a reportedly intoxicated man who was assaulting his adult male roommate at approximately 11:44 p.m.

Officers found the roommate outside the residence and the suspect was inside but was not cooperativ

Bozeman Officer Involved Shooting
Officers were called to a residence on Summer View Lane in Bozeman late on 1.3.19. (MTN News photo)

e with their instructions.

At approximately 12:07 a.m. the suspect, reportedly armed with a hatchet and a handgun, came toward officers when an officer shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no injuries to the officers. The incident remains under investigation by the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, assisted by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.