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Officer-involved shooting incident in Missoula area leave one person dead

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Missoula, Montana – A shooting incident in which an officer was involved, that took place on Sunday evening in Missoula area left one person dead.

Deputies within the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man threatening people and swinging a machete around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Southside road area west of Missoula.

Deputies attempted to speak with the subject, according to a news release from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies shot the man after numerous non-lethal attempts to de-escalate the situation failed.

Deputies quickly gave first aid and called Emergency Medical Services, according to Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith. The suspect was flown to the hospital by air, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

The incident is being investigated by the The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Montana Department of Justice.

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