Man shot by Billings officers in stable condition
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who was shot after reportedly pointing a shotgun at two Billings police officers is hospitalized in stable condition.
Billings Police Lt. Neil Lawrence tells The Billings Gazette officials aren’t releasing the name of the 36-year-old man because he is not charged with any crimes.
The man was admitted to the hospital in critical condition early Wednesday after being shot in the torso by two officers with their patrol rifles. His condition was listed as stable on Thursday.
Police had responded to reports of a man who had been at a motel brandishing a gun and who had fired a shot that hit the building.
Officials say the suspect returned to the motel in a pickup truck at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, ignored orders to drop his shotgun and then swung it up toward officers.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com