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Michigan homeowner fatally shoots knife-wielding intruder

The Associated Press

Copemish, Mich. – A knife-wielding man who forced his way into a couple’s northern Michigan home and threatened them with the weapon was fatally shot by one of the homeowners following a struggle, police said.

Michigan State Police said Nathan Reed of Copemish died Sunday afternoon at the scene at the shooting in a home located in the Manistee County city.

Nathen Reed of Copemish, Mi.

Troopers from the Cadillac post who responded to the shooting said that after Reed, 29, entered the home a physical struggle ensued during which one of the home’s occupants retrieved a firearm and shot Reed.

The home’s female resident was treated at the scene for a minor head injury, while the male resident was not injured.

Police said they don’t believe that Reed and the couple who live at the home knew each other. The home invasion and fatal shooting remain under investigation.