Benton Harbor Officer Involved In Fatal Shooting Tuesday
Benton Harbor authorities are investigating after a shootout between police and an armed man ended in the shooter's death.
WOODTV reports that around 2am Tuesday, Benton Harbor Public Safety Officers went to a home a few blocks east of Benton Harbor High School. Officers had been called about a man pointing a gun at another man, but when they arrived homeowners said they hadn't called police.
After conducting a search of the home, police exited to find a man with a gun, who then allegedly opened fire on the officers. An officer returned fire, striking the man; the man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officers were inured.
The man was found to have two handguns in his possession, and an autopsy is being conducted in Grand Rapids.
The officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative leave, and and investigation will be conducted by the Michigan State Police.