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Update: Chief says Billings officer injured in scuffle and shot and missed suspect

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 16:27:41-04

Update 2:20 p.m. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said the officer, Brett Hilde, suffered minor injuries from a scuffle with a suspect.

Hilde fired one round at the suspect, which apparently missed, St. John said at a news conference. Hilde is on paid administrative leave, as per policy for any officer-involved shooting, St. John said.

The suspect remains at large.

Check back at for updates.

BILLINGS - A Billings police officer received minor injuries in a shooting incident early Thursday.

Few details were released, but the incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. at 12th Avenue North and North 22nd Street. Police posted on Twitter at about 6 a.m. that there remains "heavy Police presence in the area" as officers search for a suspect.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.