New Details Released in Death of Man Shot by Officers in Montcalm County

A new report released from Montcalm County gives more details into the June 1 shooting death of a man who was threatening to kill police. The report says Matthew Speese threatened to kill police on June 1 at his home in Reynolds Township. Police were called to the scene by a crisis hotline that Speese had contacted. When police arrived Speese was yelling to them he did not want cops responding and that he would kill them. A perimeter was set up around the home and Speese was communicating with a negotiator from inside his home and continued to threaten to kill police. Later in the evening, Speese came out of his home with weapons and approached officers. After repeatedly telling Speese to drop his weapons, Speese began yelling again about shooting police and killing them. Shots were fired and Speese was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth where we has pronounced dead. You can read the press release which gives a detailed time line of the standoff between Speese and authorities. *We would like to warn you that the press release does include explicit language and detailed information about the wounds Speese suffered.