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State police investigate trooper-involved shooting in Monroe County

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting Monday evening in Monroe County, authorities said.

The Second District Special Investigation Section was deployed at 4:21 p.m. to the scene of Dunbar and Dixie Highway in Monroe Township.

Michigan State Police tweeted preliminary information that indicated the trooper was dispatched to a report of a "suspicious white man walking in the street with a knife yelling at cars."

The trooper attempted to contact the 18-year-old Monroe man, who walked toward the trooper with the knife in hand, police said. The trooper attempted to distance himself and shot the man.

Police released a minute-long surveillance video of the incident Tuesday. The video showed the trooper walking backward on the shoulder of Dixie Highway as the man approached him. After firing a shot, the man fell on the road and the trooper is seen kicking the knife from the man's hands.

The man was taken to Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo and is in critical condition, police said.

The trooper is a six-year veteran of the Michigan State Police, he is currently assigned to the Monroe Post.

The case remains under investigation and is pending a prosecutor's review.

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