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Suspect in Wyoming officer's death fatally shot by police in standoff

Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee was shot on Tuesday and later died in a hospital. He was killed while attempting to serve a trespassing warning.

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Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer on Tuesday was killed in a standoff in northern Wyoming that lasted over 24 hours. 

The officer in Sheridan, Wyoming — a small town about two hours by car south of Billings, Montana and about 10 minutes from the Montana state line — was attempting to serve the suspect with a trespassing warning when he was shot. The victim, Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, later died from his injuries in a hospital. 

The suspect fled the scene and barricaded himself in a house near the crime scene.

Scripps News Billings reported that the suspect, who was not immediately named, was shot and killed by police after a standoff that approached the 30 hour mark. 

Police said that when the suspect exited the home he was barricaded in, he appeared to be in possession of a weapon and tried to flee. 

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A police statement did not identify the officer or officers who shot the suspect. Police said a detailed report would be released after their investigation is complete.  Police didn't say what type of weapon the suspect was holding.