DEER LODGE — A police officer in Deer Lodge has killed a man after responding to a report of suicide threat at a residence.
Powell County Sheriff Scott Howard says a Deer Lodge Police officer responded to a suicide threat around 11:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The officer was inside the home when he shot and killed another person inside.
Howard says the sheriff's department and investigators with the Montana Department of Justice Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the shooting.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Howard declined to release names, location, circumstances of the shooting or anything else about the incident, pending further investigation.