Handcuffed Man Shot After Hitting Officer With Car
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Authorities in Montana say a standoff ended with the death of a handcuffed suspect who hit a Billings police officer with his own patrol car before the officer opened fire.
The shooting occurred after a 29-year-old Billings man had been arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglary after an hourslong standoff.
Police say the man was handcuffed in the back seat of the idling patrol car when he somehow climbed into the front seat and started driving.
Police Chief Rich St. John says the car hit Officer Dave Punt, who fired several shots. The car stopped after hitting other vehicles.
Paramedics performed CPR on the suspect and he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.