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Decision expected soon in fatal officer-involved shooting in Jackson

Posted: 11:02 AM, May 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-14 15:02:37Z

An announcement on if any charges will be filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of a robbery suspect in Jackson County is expected to be made soon.

MLive reports Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka is hoping to issue a opinion this week on whether officers were justified in the shooting death of Kenneth Townley.

A total of five officers shot at Townley in the area of Tyson and Watts in Blackman Township after he allegedly robbed a nearby dollar store at gunpoint back in March.

Officers from the Jackson Police Department, Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety, and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office were involved in the shooting.

Last month, Jackson Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said an internal investigation found city of Jackson police officers did not violate any policies.

FOX 47 will be tracking this story and we'll update this story as soon as the Jackson County Prosecutor announces his decision.