State police investigate trooper-involved shooting in U.P.

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting involving a Marquette County sheriff's deputy that left a man in critical condition, officials said.

Forsyth Township police officers and Marquette County deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Crusader at about 4:10 p.m. to conduct a welfare check, according to authorities. Forsyth Township is about 473 miles northwest of Detroit in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

As police and deputies attempted to talk to a man inside the home, authorities say he brandished a gun and fired a shot through a window in the officers' direction. Police then requested assistance from Michigan State Police, they said.

Troopers repeatedly gave verbal commands to put down the weapon, they said.

The man refused and fired several more rounds inside and outside the home at police, according to authorities. 

Troopers attempted to communicate with the man again and he left the house with a long gun. 

Officials said a trooper fired and struck him as he attempted to point his weapon at police.

Medics then took the man, 68, to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition, authorities said.

The trooper who shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate the shooting.

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