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Associated Press, Published July 06 2012

Officials say police killed man in rural Belfield

BELFIELD — Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that police shot and killed a man when he aimed a rifle at them Tuesday at a home north of Belfield in southwest North Dakota.

Billings County State's Attorney Jay V. Brovold says the shooting occurred when Dickinson tactical team sought to arrest 26-year-old Kyle Quackenbush on an earlier charge of aggravated assault arising from a July 3 incident in Stark County. Brovold says Quackenbush was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Dickinson Police Department officer has been placed on administrative leave, a customary move in such situations.

Homeowner Mike Burian tells KXMB-TV that a man broke into his home early Tuesday, stole a gun, and was shot and killed by law officers about 12 hours later.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.