Billings standoff recap, neighbors react - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Billings standoff recap, neighbors react

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Earlier this evening, a police standoff occurred on the corner of 2nd Avenue N. and N. 16th Street in Billings. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said at around 5 P.M., probation and parole officers went to a Billings home, knocked on the door, and were met with gunfire.

The Billings Police Department, as well as local and federal agencies, responded to the shooting.

"We deployed a bean bag initially to disable two cameras that were on two corners of the house," Chief St. John said. "That was the first four shots that you heard."

The bomb squad sent a drone inside the house and the front door was then taken down.

"From there, the officers could see that the individual was there, he was down, and he had been injured," the chief said.

Chief St. John said the man had been injured and a rifle was within close proximity to him. The chief said a flash bang was then deployed just before officers made entry and finally arrested the suspect.

"Absolutely amazing on what you saw take place," Chief St. John said. "I'm glad that we were able to resolve this peacefully."

The chief said he's glad the officers were able to do a textbook operation and since probation officers are involved, the investigation will be turned over to the state.

"The state of Montana DCI or Department of Criminal Investigations will handle the investigation of the shooting," Chief St. John said.

Edward Hingst is a neighbor who witnessed the standoff and said police responded very well to the situation.

"Their response was incredible," Hingst said. "I don't think I've ever seen the police respond to something like this as quick as they did."

Brandon Moreland also lives nearby and said he's concerned about living in the area.

"It makes me want to move," Moreland said.

Chief St. John said it's unknown how the suspect was injured. It could've been from probation officers returning fire or from the beanbags deployed by police. That, of course, will be determined by the investigation. 

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman killed in Wicks Ln. crash identified

    Woman killed in Wicks Ln. crash identified

    Monday, September 24 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:47:24 GMT

    A 20-year-old female was confirmed deceased on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.  The two vehicles collided head-on.

    A 20-year-old female was confirmed deceased on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.  The two vehicles collided head-on.

  • Man leads authorities in car chase in Billings

    Man leads authorities in car chase in Billings

    Monday, September 24 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-09-24 09:43:44 GMT

    One man leads authorities in a pursuit earlier this evening in Billings. Sergeant Berk with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office said the man was driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and was asked to pull over for reckless driving on Jellison road.

    One man leads authorities in a pursuit earlier this evening in Billings. Sergeant Berk with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office said the man was driving a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and was asked to pull over for reckless driving on Jellison road.

  • Bodies found at fishing access identified as Lewistown residents

    Bodies found at fishing access identified as Lewistown residents

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:00:42 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-09-24 21:01:12 GMT

    UPDATE: The Cascade County Sheriff has released the identities of two people found dead in a camper at a fishing access.

    UPDATE: The Cascade County Sheriff has released the identities of two people found dead in a camper at a fishing access.

  • Great Falls man killed in ATV crash

    Great Falls man killed in ATV crash

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-09-24 16:32:53 GMT

    A Great Falls man died Saturday from an ATV accident.  

    A Great Falls man died Saturday from an ATV accident.  

  • House fire under investigation in Billings, three pets rescued

    House fire under investigation in Billings, three pets rescued

    Monday, September 24 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-09-24 14:58:31 GMT
    A morning house fire is under investigation in Billings, after three pets were rescued from inside. The flames were reported at a home on N. Church St. just after 8 a.m. Monday morning. Authorities say most of the problem came from the attic. No one was inside when the flames broke out. The fire is under control, and crews were clearing smoke. There is visible damage to the attic, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
    A morning house fire is under investigation in Billings, after three pets were rescued from inside. The flames were reported at a home on N. Church St. just after 8 a.m. Monday morning. Authorities say most of the problem came from the attic. No one was inside when the flames broke out. The fire is under control, and crews were clearing smoke. There is visible damage to the attic, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
  • New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

    New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-09-24 11:16:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court. It has also forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.   The new accusation landed late Sunday in a report from The New Yorker, just a few hours after negotiators had reached an agreement to hold an ext...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court. It has also forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.   The new accusation landed late Sunday in a report from The New Yorker, just a few hours after negotiators had reached an agreement to hold an ext...
  • Tree branch falls and kills woman during Renaissance Faire

    Tree branch falls and kills woman during Renaissance Faire

    Saturday, September 22 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-09-23 01:56:02 GMT
    KENNEWICK, WA- A woman is dead after a tree branch fell onto her at the Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire Saturday. Around 2:46 p.m. witnesses say they saw 37-year-old Stephanie L. Judd and her son were sitting on a bench under the tree when her son heard something snap. He got up and within seconds the limb broke free and fell down onto Judd. One witness explained the sound as like a propane tank exploding. People rushed to help and went to pull the branch off of her. Witn...
    KENNEWICK, WA- A woman is dead after a tree branch fell onto her at the Ye Merrie Greenwood Renaissance Faire Saturday. Around 2:46 p.m. witnesses say they saw 37-year-old Stephanie L. Judd and her son were sitting on a bench under the tree when her son heard something snap. He got up and within seconds the limb broke free and fell down onto Judd. One witness explained the sound as like a propane tank exploding. People rushed to help and went to pull the branch off of her. Witn...
  • Retired Miles City athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Retired Miles City athletic trainer admits to sexual abuse of student-athletes

    Friday, September 21 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-09-22 00:31:04 GMT

    A Miles City man admits a civil complaint alleging he sexually abused student-athletes while serving as the athletic trainer for Custer County District High School is true.

    A Miles City man admits a civil complaint alleging he sexually abused student-athletes while serving as the athletic trainer for Custer County District High School is true.