BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 32-year-old man is dead after authorities say a Billings police officer shot him in the stomach as the man was pulling out a gun.
Police Lt. Kevin Iffland says the unidentified man had been uncooperative following a traffic stop early Monday near downtown Billings.
Iffland says Officer Grant Morrison attempted to use a stun gun on the man after the man left the vehicle but it was not effective. Iffland says the man started to draw a gun and the officer shot him once.
The man later died at a local hospital.
Iffland says the man has a criminal history, but declined to offer details pending his identification and notification of his next of kin.
Morrison has been placed on paid leave. Iffland says another officer witnessed the shooting.
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