A massive manhunt ended late Wednesday night after police found the suspect dead just hours after he shot and killed a Montana Highway Patrolman outside Three Forks.

More than 100 police officers searched deep into the night for Errol Brent Bouldin, 56, who shot and killed 23-year-old Trooper David DeLaittre. Gallatin County Sheriff James Cashell said Bouldin shot DeLaittre on a roadway just off Montana Highway 2 at about 4:30 p.m. Police from across southern and central Montana aided the search for Bouldin, who was on the loose for nearly four hours.

Bouldin was found dead around 8:30 p.m. in his truck in the Crow Creek area near Radersburg in Broadwater County, just southwest of Townsend. Cashell said the official cause of death wouldn’t be released until after an autopsy.

via Trooper shot, killed in Three Forks - Helena Independent Record.