Sidney police officer shoots North Dakota man who pulled gun during traffic stop

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BILLINGS, Montana — A Sidney police officer shot and injured a 59-year-old North Dakota man who officers say pulled a handgun during a traffic stop.

Richland County Sheriff Brad Baisch tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/1xIkb4u ) that a motorist called dispatchers early Friday to report a vehicle parked in the northbound driving lane on Highway 16 without its lights on.

Deputies were on another call, so Sidney police responded.

Baisch says the driver didn't comply with the officer's instructions and the officer suspected he was under the influence of alcohol.

The officer warned the man to show his hands several times before the man pulled a handgun. Baisch says the officer fired several shots at the driver, who was then taken to the hospital in Sidney. His name hasn't been released.

Baisch said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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