The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is reporting that at approximately 1:45 am Tuesday morning, after a lengthy standoff, the Gallatin/Bozeman Special Response Team discovered a deceased male at 114 Gemstone west of Belgrade.  The gunshot wound appeared to be self -inflicted.

The death was discovered after a standoff with local law enforcement that lasted over 15 hours. Deputies with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Bozeman Police Department were attempting to negotiate with a 31 year old male subject who had threatened to harm himself and others in Belgrade.

This incident began mid morning on Monday in the Cobblestone subdivision west of Belgrade.

Due to the death occurring while in the custody of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, they have requested the Montana Department of Criminal Investigations to investigate the incident and the Park County Coroner’s Office to investigate the death.