3 Eaton Co. deputies put on leave after fatal shootings
Lansing — Three deputies from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office have been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into separate shootings that killed two motorists.
The two officer-involved incidents are being investigated by the Michigan State Police.
The first shooting took place about 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17 when two deputies responded to a report of a car in a ditch on Canfield Road. The two deputies — Tad Schwartz and Theresa Van Dorpe — approached the occupant of the vehicle, who confronted them with a gun.
During an ensuing confrontation the deputies fired their weapons at the man, identified as Matthew Lundy, 32, of Charlotte, who died at the scene.
Schwartz and Van Dorpe are 15-year and 17-year veterans of the sheriff’s office, respectively.
Investigators have access to body camera video in the case.
The second fatal shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 when Sgt. Jonathan Frost stopped a vehicle on M-43 west of Cochran Road in Roxand Township.
Frost struggled with the driver, Deven Guilford, 17, of Mulliken, and reportedly sustained significant injuries.
Frost fired his weapon, killing Guilford, who died at the scene.
Frost, an 8-year veteran of the department, was transported to Sparrow Hospital for treatment.
Associated Press contributed.