BILLINGS — 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: