BILLINGS, Mont. — The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 30-year-old man shot to death by police.

Ryan Lowell had been shot Friday after approaching officers with a handgun. Billings Police Chief Rich St. John says Lowell fired at least one shot.

Police and Lowell had been in an hour-long standoff.

Lowell had been given medical aid by officers before being taken to the Billings Clinic.

The incident had happened on a Montana highway. Lowell’s girlfriend had called authorities saying her boyfriend was threatening suicide.

A police negotiator had been speaking to Lowell for nearly an hour before he fired at least one shot in the direction of officers.

St. John says four officers fired simultaneously at Lowell after he shot.

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