Updated: Montana officer, suspect seriously injured in Great Falls shooting

GREAT FALLS — Authorities say a Great Falls police officer and a suspect were seriously injured by gunfire following a traffic altercation.

The Great Falls Police Department said a vehicle failed to yield during an attempted traffic stop in the central Montana city at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

A few minutes later, a second officer saw the suspect vehicle near the 1400 block of 6th Avenue South, where two occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. 

A third officer located the two occupants vehicle near 12th Street and 5th Avenue South. The male suspect ran and the officer chased him on foot. After a short distance, the suspect turned and fired several rounds at the officer. The officer was hit and seriously injured. Officers performed tactical medical procedures. One of the officers transported the injured officer to the hospital in a patrol car, police said.

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The suspect fled, but within a block he was confronted by another Great Falls Police officer. Several shots were fired and the suspect was seriously wounded. The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance. He was identified as 37-year-old Jacob Kain Bradley, now on parole out

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