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ID released of person killed in shooting involving Missoula police

Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 23:07:45-05

MISSOULA – Authorities have released the name of the individual who was killed in a shooting involving Missoula police on Sunday morning.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott said Monday Jessa M Cooper, 49, of Missoula was shot at a Missoula residence.

The incident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. when Missoula police responded to the report of a disturbance with a gun at a residence in the 600 block of Blaine Street.

Welsh said in a news release on Sunday that “upon officer’s arrival, they encountered a person with a gun and shots were fired. No officers were injured; however, a suspect is deceased at the scene.”

The shooting investigation has been turned over to the Montana Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation.

Welsh says that per department policy, the officer involved in Sunday’s fatal shooting is on paid administrative leave.