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Prosecutors Say Suspect Shooting was Justified

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The death of a man caused by deadly force by deputies back in December has been justified by prosecutors.

A Grand Traverse County prosecutor says the act was in self defense after Gary Welch, of Oscoda, came out of a home with a rifle, after a police chase through several counties. Welch then refused police orders to drop the weapon.

A Traverse City officer and two Crawford County deputies shot and killed him.