WHITEFISH, Mont. -

Whitefish Police report they had to shoot and kill a problem black bear on Wednesday night. Officers say the bear was shot near the intersection of Colorado and Edgewood Place, just outside of downtown Whitefish.

According to authorities, the bear had been getting into trash around the neighborhood over the course of several days. Officers say FWP deemed the bear a “problem bear” and gave officers the go-ahead to kill the animal.