BILLINGS, Mont. — Carbon County officials have released the name of a man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Joliet.
Sheriff Josh McQuillan tells The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/1SzVCV1 ) that 42-year-old John Charles “JC” Graham died in Monday’s shooting. He was living in Joliet but had previously been a resident of the Red Lodge and Bozeman areas.
Deputies responded to reported domestic disturbance in Joliet at about 8 p.m. Monday. About 20 minutes after officers arrived, McQuillan said Graham came out of the house and fired a shot at the deputies. The deputies returned fire, killing Graham.
A sheriff’s vehicle was hit by gunfire, but it was not clear who fired that shot.
All three deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave. McQuillan said an initial investigation found the shooting was justified.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com