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March 19, 2007
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Mont. police fatally shoot man who fired at them during stand-off

The Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. — A man fired shots at police during a six-hour standoff and was killed when officers returned fire, the police department said Sunday.

Officers went to home of Dellos E. Taylor, 41, after he reported late Saturday that he was suicidal, according to a department statement.

Officers had been to the house at least twice before, and knew he had weapons plus a police radio frequency scanner, the department said.

When they arrived, the man turned off all his lights and shot at the officers, forcing them to retreat.

Negotiations spanning about six hours failed and authorities used tear gas in an unsuccessful attempt to force the man from the house, according to the statement.

The man fired again at officers, who responded with two shots, killing him, the department said.

No one else was hurt.

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