The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office says a Missoula man was shot and killed while apparently trying to rob a home near Corvallis.
Sheriff Chris Hoffman said in a statement that noises woke a resident before 4 a.m. Monday and he found a man climbing through a broken window into his home.
Hoffman says the resident had a handgun and he told the man not to move. The man turned toward him.
Hoffman says the resident shot the man, who jumped through the window and ran away.
Deputies found the man on the ground nearby and he was pronounced dead.
Hoffman says an investigation is underway. The dead man’s name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Hoffman did not identify the resident or say whether he had been detained.
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