Cop’s fa­tal shoot­ing of Michi­gan man, 73, ruled jus­ti­fied

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

MANISTEE, Mich. — A Michi­gan county pros­e­cu­tor has ruled that a po­lice of­fi­cer’s ac­tions in the fa­tal shoot­ing of a 73-year-old man were jus­ti­fied. Au­thor­i­ties say Manistee Po­lice Of­fi­cer Doug Van­sickle shot Lee Pat Milks on March 28 af­ter he came out of the house with a gun and told the of­fi­cer to leave. Po­lice say the of­fi­cer was con­duct­ing or­di­nance en­force­ment. Manistee of­fi­cials say the of­fi­cer told Milks to drop the weapon, but he didn’t com­ply and pointed it at the of­fi­cer, so Van­sickle fired. The of­fi­cer was not injured and was placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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