On 01/06/21 at approximately 6:35 PM, the Dillon Police, and Beaverhead County Sheriffs Department responded to a complaint of a disorderly male. A male matching the suspect’s description was approached by police who observed a firearm in his waistband. The individual was directed to put his hands in the air and specifically not reach for the gun. The individual did not comply and grabbed the firearm. A shooting in sued.
Officers were not physically injured. The male suspect was injured and transported by Beaverhead Emergency Medical Services.
A Dillon Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave per policy in any shooting incident where injuries occur.
The State of Montana Department of Criminal Investigation was contacted to investigate.
Additional information will be disseminated when appropriate.
Chief of Police