MISSOULA, Mont. (KECI-TV) — Montana authorities say a man was killed following an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers in the northwest part of the state.

The Flathead County sheriff's office said a deputies responded to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in the community of Kila and were shot at when they arrived.

A standoff ensued and after several hours someone inside the house again shot at officers, Sheriff Brian Heino said.

They returned fire and he was killed. The deceased man was not identified.

Three officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.