Coroner's inquest set in Billings police shooting
A coroner's inquest is scheduled next month a Billings police officer's fatal shooting of a burglary suspect who tried to drive off in a police car.
The Yellowstone County attorney's office says that the inquest into the January death of 29-year-old Daniel Brawley is scheduled for Nov. 5.
Brawley and his wife were found in a house while the homeowner was out of town. Police arrested them, but Brawley was able to slip out of his handcuffs, get into the front seat of an idling patrol car and drive away, hitting an officer.
Officer Dave Punt fired nine shots at the car. Brawley died of a gunshot wound to the torso.
Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis will oversee the inquest, which is expected to last two days.