Columbia Falls, MT - A 54-year-old Columbia Falls woman is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot twice as she advanced toward members of the Flathead County SWAT Team at the end of a standoff.
Flathead County officials say Michelle Gentry was shot at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sheriff Chuck Curry says officers responded to a report of an armed, suicidal woman at about 2 p.m.
Curry says Gentry refused to leave the house and negotiations continued for several hours without success. When Gentry came out of the house, officers say she advanced on SWAT team members while armed.
Gentry was taken to the Kalispell hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
The officer that fired the shots has been placed on paid administrative leave. Kalispell police are investigating.