Christopher Eric Cook Killed by Stillwater County Sheriff's Office

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The Montana Highway Patrol tried to pull over Christopher Eric Cook outside Laurel but he fled along the interstate through Stillwater County. U.S. Marshals and the Stillwater County Sheriff's Office were also involved in the chase. Cook stopped around 11 a.m. around mile marker 399. The westbound lanes of the interstate were then closed. He allegedly got out of his vehicle, walked away, and turned toward police and brandished a gun. He reportedly ignored commands to surrender, and the two deputies shot and killed him.

Agency: Stillwater County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Christopher Eric Cook

Death Date: March 23, 2021

County: Stillwater

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

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