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Officers Shoot Man in St. Regis after Standoff

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Mineral County Sheriff's officials said a Montana Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man in St. Regis Wednesday night, after the man raised his rifle and pointed it at officers.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Office received a call from a resident at 76 Monte Circle in St. Regis reporting a family disturbance around 6 p.m.

Deputies heard a gunshot come from the residence when they arrived, and requested backup from highway patrol.

They discovered the suspect had left on foot and was armed with a rifle.

About two hours later, officers located the suspect one block from the residence, still armed.

Investigators learned the suspect would not follow commands to drop the rifle, and raised the weapon towards officers, before the MHP trooper shot him.

The trooper is on leave, pending an investigation by the Montana Department of Justice.

The name of the man who was shot has not yet been released.

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