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Jury clears police in deadly Great Falls shooting

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jan 25 2014 09:46:54 AM MST
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -

 Law enforcement officers who shot and killed a Great Falls man have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in a coroner's inquest.
    
The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1hWKzkk) that a Cascade County jury on Friday took less than 30 minutes to reach its decision involving the shooting death of 29-year-old Thomas Pulst on May 8.
    
Federal, state and local officers were attempting to serve a felony warrant on Pulst. Police say Pulst fired toward officers through a door, then fled the room with two handguns and ran out a back door, where two officers were waiting.
    
Police say Pulst fired at the officers, who returned fire, hitting and killing him. Deputy U.S. Marshals Morgan Kasuske and Jeremy Fisher fired the fatal shots, hitting Pulst six times.