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Troopers identify suspect shot and killed after threatening to ‘kill everybody,’ according to MSP

UPDATE 5/28/24 3:40 p.m.

OCEANA COUNTY — Michigan State Police have identified the 44-year-old suspect who was shot and killed as Jonathan Jurecki.

5/27/24 8:15 a.m.


OCEANA COUNTY — A 44-year-old man is dead after an officer-involved shooting, troopers said.

Michigan State Police were called to the area of Skeels and Nichols Roads on Saturday night for man a who was described as acting “erratically,” troopers said.

When troopers got there, they say the man ran into the woods and came back out with a wired device and said he was going to “kill everybody.” People living nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

MSP Emergency Support negotiators were called in to get the man to stand down, but one of them shot and killed the suspect after they say they perceived a threat, troopers said.


State police said efforts were then made to render the device safe.

An investigation is ongoing.

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