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2 Billings officers on paid leave following downtown shooting

Officers fired after suspect in stolen truck rammed patrol cars
Posted: 2:47 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 16:47:17-04
2 Billings officers on paid leave following downtown shooting

Two Billings police officers opened fire on a man in a stolen truck at a downtown gas station after the man rammed patrol cars and injured one officer.

The two officers - Brett Hilde and Jeremy Boeckel - have been placed on paid leave. A third officer involved in the incident - Tracy Icard - was treated and later released from a Billings hospital following the early Wednesday incident.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and remained hospitalized late Wednesday morning. Police Chief Rich St. John said charges are pending against the man, who he described as a 30-year-old Billings resident with a long criminal history.

St. John held a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday to provide the public with information about the incident.

Watch the press conference here:

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