Update Monday October 17, 2022:

BILLINGS CLINIC SHOOTING SUSPECT ATTEMPTED TO SHOOT INSIDE ER:

According to Lt. Matt Lennick, the Billings Police Department Officers responded to a weapons complaint Sunday around 5pm at Billings Clinic Hospital. The complaint stated there was an individual in the emergency department with a “loaded gun” threatening to shoot herself and officers responded quickly.
Officers responded within minutes and an initial team of four BPD Officers entered the emergency department and as they entered the hospital one round was fired from the suspect but did not strike anyone.
Officers then made contact with the individual in the triage area of the emergency department and the individual had sustained a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. The individual then picked up the handgun and ignored the commands to stop so Officer Blaine Lane, fired one round from his handgun striking the individual but did not kill the person.
Officers then secured the individual and firearm and no one else was injured.
As is standard practice by the BPD, Officer Lane has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is continuing.
No names have been released and no charges filed and the the individual is only identified as a 36-year-old Billings local.


The BPD responded to Billings Clinic Sunday evening for reports of a subject with a gun and when Poluce arrived the suspect fired at police officers and then an officer returned fire and the suspect was shot. There are no injuries to police. The Billings Clinic ER is secure and contained by the BPD. The suspect was taken into custody according to Lt. Lennick.

No other information is available at this hour. According to Sgt. Cagle, the investigation is continuing.