GREAT FALLS — A Montana coroner has released the name of a man who was shot and killed by a deputy U.S. marshal when he brandished a gun while officers were trying to serve an arrest warrant on allegations he had violated the terms of his probation.
Petroleum County Coroner Dick Brown on Wednesday said 42-year-old Jason Quincy Niccum was shot Monday afternoon in Great Falls.
Great Falls Police say officers found Niccum sitting in a sport utility vehicle and he was getting out of the vehicle with a handgun when he was shot.
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The Great Falls Tribune reports Niccum's criminal record goes back to 1995 with convictions for forgery, theft and drug possession. His most recent conviction was for a 2013 burglary for entering a residence uninvited while looking for his ex-girlfriend and assaulting the homeowner.
Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com