On the afternoon of Sunday, November 11 Missoula Police Department officers fired a warning shot from a handgun at a suspect. The 20 year-old man was riding a bike, but was the subject of 911 call that day. A concerned man called 911 indicating that a mentally unstable man was on his way to his house and he feared that he may be carrying a weapon to hurt him with. Responding to the 911 call, police attempted to talk to the suspect, but he would not stop to speak with them. A short chase ensued when the suspect allegedly made a movement that the officers thought was threatening enough to warrant firing their weapon. One reported warning shot was fired, which did not strike the suspect. The suspect then surrendered to the police and was taken into custody.
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