SW Michigan deputy fatally shoots person at gas station

Associated Press

Galesburg — A sheriff's deputy fatally shot an armed person early Monday in southwestern Michigan after officers were called to a gas station for an unknown emergency, police said.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said a deputy shot and killed the person about 3 a.m. Monday at a Shell gas station in Comstock Township, near Galesburg.

Fuller said authorities were responding to “an unknown emergency call to the Shell gas station” when the deputy shot the person, who was armed with a weapon.

The deputy was not injured and there is no threat to the public, Fuller said.

No additional information about what led up to the shooting was immediately released Monday morning.

Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting and the deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, which is a routine step in police-involved shootings.

Galesburg is located about 120 miles west of Detroit.