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Deputy Shoots, Kills Man Near Hamilton

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HAMILTON -

A Ravalli Co. Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Thursday night at a residence southeast of Hamilton.

Sheriff Chris Hoffman said the deputy responded to a call Thursday evening, from a woman who said he 47-year-old son was having problems with his girlfriend, who was not there, and was very upset.

While talking with the deputy for several minutes, the man was angry and agitated, accusing the deputy of not being a real law enforcement officer.

The man then walked toward a weapon that was visible in the room.

The deputy told the man not to pick up the weapon but he disregarded the instructions and did so anyway, turning the weapon toward the deputy.

In response to the threat, the deputy fired on the man and killed him. He died at the scene.

The Montana Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

The deputy involved was not injured.

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