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Published July 06, 2012, 09:55 AM

Man reported killed in rural Belfield shooting

BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities are refusing to release information on a reported fatal shooting at a home north of Belfield in southwest North Dakota.

BELFIELD, N.D. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities are refusing to release information on a reported fatal shooting at a home north of Belfield in southwest North Dakota.

Homeowner Mike Burian tells KXMB-TV that a man broke into his home early Tuesday, stole a gun, and was shot and killed by law officers about 12 hours later. Burian named the man, but authorities are not confirming the death.

The Dickinson Press reports that officers with the Billings County and Stark County sheriff's offices, Dickinson Police Department and state Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

Billings County Sheriff Dave Jurgens tells The Bismarck Tribune that the investigation is ongoing and that the state attorney general's office is involved.

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