BILLINGS, Mont. - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man with ties to Klamath Falls that occurred south of Billings, Mont., on Oct. 13.

Timothy Patrick, 35, died after Scott Cope, the assistant police chief of Red Lodge, Mont. confronted him and a woman with him when they were spotted near where a stolen car was recovered, according to a report from the Billings Gazette. The officer said multiple shots were fired but investigators said Patrick may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Patrick had a criminal history in Klamath County and was last convicted of a robbery in 2005. Lexie Wright, a friend of Patrick's, said he moved to Montana about a year ago, but still has family and friends in the Basin.

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