Investigation Continues In Eaton County Officer-Involved Shootings

EATON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Michigan State Police say they’re still conducting interviews and reviewing video following two separate deputy-involved shootings last month in Eaton County.

Sergeant Johnathan Frost and deputies Tad Schwartz and Theresa Vandorpe are on paid administrative leave following those shootings.

6 News’ Nick Perreault talked with Michigan State Police this afternoon following the release of the names of those involved.

Michigan State Police Detective Sergeant Jeremy Brewer says first off Sergeant Johnathan Frost is still recovering from his injuries he suffered last Saturday night.

Those injuries came from a scuffle with 17-year-old Deven Guilford before the eight-year sergeant shot and killed Guilford.

In the other case, Detective Brewer wouldn’t go into more detail on the February 17 shooting of Matthew Lundy.

Both deputies at that scene fired their weapon, killing Lundy.

There have been three police shootings in a short span of time, including one in Lansing Township in December.

“Every situation is different and the process is very much the same as to how we investigate it, but every situation that an officer has, in general is different. Much is the same with these three cases and all I can say is once we conclude our investigation on the previous two, from Eaton County we will forward those to the prosecutor’s office,” said Det. Sgt. Jeremy Brewer, Michigan State Police.

Detective Sergeant Brewer did tell 6 News specific details on each case will likely come out after it’s passed on to the Eaton County prosecutor.

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