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Mont. cop killed on roadside; suspect dead

Little is known about the encounter between the trooper and the suspect, who was later found dead in his pickup truck

Duty Death: David J. DeLaittre - [Highway Patrol, Montana]


By Matt Volz
The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — Police are trying to piece together what led a dog trainer to shoot and kill a state trooper along a roadside in southwestern Montana, prompting a manhunt that ended with the suspect found dead in his truck.

That's only the first of several unanswered questions surrounding the killing of Montana Highway Patrol officer David DeLaittre, 23, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in his vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.

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