Man's legal problems escalated before 6 federal, Montana officers killed him outside hospital

Court records say a man shot and killed by six federal and local officers outside a Montana hospital had escalating legal problems during the months before his death, including breaking into his former wife's house.

Officers were trying to arrest John Barry Marshall, 48, for violating the terms of his release on the burglary charge when he ran away, tripped and a shot fired Friday.

Billings police say Marshall then tried to dislodge a jammed round, so officers opened fire.

The Billings Gazette reports ( ) that Marshall was released on bond last month. Conditions included wearing a GPS monitor and not drinking.

Court records say an arrest warrant was issued Jan. 16 after Marshall removed the monitor and went to a bar. Officers say he led them on a high-speed chase Jan. 23 but eluded arrest.


Information from: The Billings Gazette,