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Police: Western Michigan man fatally shot after pointing gun at deputies

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 22:40:02-05

Authorities say a western Michigan man has died after he pointed his gun at officers and one fired back in response. Kent County sheriff's deputies were called early Sunday to a home in Gaines Township near Grand Rapids for a domestic disturbance. A man met them at the door with a gun, leading to the shooting. Officials say several deputies were hurt during the fight but are expected to be OK.

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a western Michigan man has died after he pointed his gun at officers and one fired back in response.

Kent County sheriff's deputies say they were called early Sunday to a home in Gaines Township near Grand Rapids for a domestic disturbance. A man met them at the door with a gun, leading to the shooting.

Officials say several deputies were hurt during the fight but are expected to be OK.

Since it was an officer-involved shooting, the nearby Wyoming Police Department is handling the investigation.