MSP officer shoots, kills armed man

11:35 AM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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MASON COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A Michigan State Police Trooper shot and killed an armed man late Tuesday night.

Police say that the officer from the Hart Post was called to a residence on Dennis Road in Amber Township at about 11:00pm on a 911 hangup call. 

According to police, when the trooper arrived, he contacted the  female occupant of the home. While speaking with her, William Jackson Marble, 68, appeared and confronted the officer with a weapon.  The trooper fired one shot, striking Marble in the chest.  The man was taken to Spectrum Hospital in Ludington where he died a short time later.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the man was pointing a gun at the officer.

The Michigan State Police are investigating the incident. 

We'll have more details when they become available.

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