BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a police officer in southwestern Michigan has fatally shot a man who opened fire on officers investigating a report of a man with a gun.
The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says officers responded about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a person being held at gunpoint in a house. Officers went to the home described in the report and the residents said they weren’t aware of any trouble.
As officers began to leave the home, police say a man emerged from the street and fired multiple shots at officers. Police say officers ran for cover and one fired at the man, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say he had two guns with him.
The officer who shot him is on administrative leave.