Officer Involved Shooting On Cook Ave 6/18
Billings Police Department had a busy day yesterday. According to a press release dated 6/19 from BPD communication director Lieutenant Brandon Wooley, the incident occurred around 6:30 pm Thursday evening when a shots fired call was received from 733 Cook Avenue.
Members of the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force were attempting to serve a valid Colorado warrant for a 19-year old Billings resident. The warrant was for Deliberate Homicide. When members of the Task Force arrived at the location, officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect.
The Billings Police Department Investigations Department is taking the lead on investigating the incident. At this time, they believe 6 US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force members fired their weapons. No BPD Officers were involved in the shooting and the department said that the identities of the Violent Offenders Task Force who fired their weapons will not be released at this time. The identity of the 19-year old deceased suspect will be released from the Coroner, as standard procedure. The investigation is ongoing.
In an unrelated event, the Billings Police Department responded to reports of a man who fell to his death from a downtown Billings parking garage on Thursday evening. Officers arrived on the scene at approximately at 9:56 PM to discover a 49-year old male deceased on the sidewalk. Officers believe the man tripped and fell on the stairwell of the parking garage at 2919 3rd Avenue N and broke through a window, causing him to fall from the 3rd floor of the parking garage. At this time, officials believe the incident was accidental and the investigation is ongoing.