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Jan 7, 2013 12:02 PM by Q2 News

BPD to hold press conference Monday on standoff investigation

BILLINGS- The Billings Police Department has announced there will be a press conference at 2 p.m. on Monday to address developments in the investigation of a Sunday standoff on Miles Avenue which resulted in the death of one suspect.

The suspect killed, a white 29-year-old male, has yet to be identified.

According to Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, the suspect was killed after being shot by Officer Dave Punt while trying to escape from police in a BPD cruiser on Miles Avenue-an incident which followed a three hour long standoff on Sunday afternoon.

Police initially responded to 807 Miles Avenue for reports of a burglary in progress.

When police arrived on scene, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said officer saw the suspect try to flee the house-and then re-enter upon noticing the presence of the officers.

A yet to be identified female suspect was also arrested at the home police responded to on Miles Avenue.

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