Man killed by officer at Billings casino identified

Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 13:15:57-04

Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed by a Billings police officer Tuesday. 

Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Richard Hoffman identified him as 44-year-old Shawn Michael Hubbard of Billings. 

Chief Rich St. John said Hubbard was shot by Billings police Sgt. Brett Becker after waving a gun inside the casino, threatening patrons and ignoring orders to stop. 

Hoffman confirmed Hubbard died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. 

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Hubbard’s criminal past includes convictions of fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs and theft. He has felony convictions in Lewis and Clark and Park counties. 

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