Man Dead in Charlevoix County After Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Michigan State Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened overnight in Charlevoix County.

“At 12:30 this morning a Charlevoix County Deputy and Boyne City Officer were dispatched to locate a man that was suicidal,” said Sgt. Dave Johnson, Michigan State Police.

That investigation lead them to a building on the corner of US-131 and M-75.

MSP says the deputy and the officer found the man in the parking lot.

“Shortly after contacting him, at roughly 2:20 this morning there was a struggle that ensued,” Sgt. Johnson said. “As the struggle was occurring he produced a weapon, with the officers in close proximity.”

That’s when the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Deputy and the Boyne City Police Officer fired shots at the man.

“After he was struck, he was on the ground and officers attempted to provide first aid and they called additional medical assistance to help,” Sgt. Johnson said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither the deputy nor the officer involved was injured.

State police are investigating the shooting and brought their Forensic Lab from Grayling to assist.

They say they are still working to contact the deceased next of kin before releasing the person’s name.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we look to learn more on this developing story.