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Missoula shooting suspect admits he wanted a cop to kill him

Donald Stebbins, 26

Prosecutors filed two counts of assault with a weapon against the man accused of trading gunfire with a Missoula police officer Wednesday morning.

Donald Stebbins, 26, appeared in court today.

Investigators say he pointed a gun at a man early Wednesday morning on the west side. That man then called 911. Officers say the followed up on the call and found Stebbins near Scott and Cooley Streets on the northside of Missoula. Police say Stebbins wouldn't stop until he reached a dead end on Otis Street. Then officers say he got out of the pick-up with a gun and fired it at the officer.

Court documents say the officer fired several rounds at Stebbins but did not hit him. Instead investigators say Stebbins started to walk away but was tackled and arrested by police.

That same affidavit says Stebbins admitted he has PTSD, was suicidal and wanted an officer to kill.


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