Officer 'justified' in shooting of 73 year old with rifle

Manistee police shooting

MANISTEE, MICH - The Manistee County prosecutor says a police officer was justified in a deadly shooting back in March.

On Tuesday, March 28 2017 the officer went to the home of 73-year-old Lee Milks. The officer, who handles the city's blight program, went to talk to Milks about an old bus that need to be removed from his backyard. But Milks pointed a rifle at the officer, and ignored commands to put it down.

The prosecutor says the officer who shot Milks was acting in self defense. Michigan state police are still investigating.

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