Coroner identifies man shot by Great Falls police officer
Sep. 13, 2017
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a 25-year-old man who was shot in Great Falls after reportedly brandishing a weapon at a Great Falls police officer.
Fergus County Coroner Dick Brown said Wednesday that Thomas Jordan Addison of Great Falls died late Monday. Officers had responded to a report of a burglary when they encountered Addison.
Police Chief Dave Bowen said Addison ran away, but then brandished a weapon, leading an officer to shoot him.
Bowen said Wednesday the officers directly involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
Addison's body was taken to Billings for an autopsy. Brown will oversee the inquest into Addison's death when it is scheduled.
State Department of Corrections records indicate Addison had convictions for a 2011 burglary in Cascade County and a 2013 escape.