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MSP ID Newaygo County man shot and killed by police

Michigan State Police claim that 63-year-old Johnny Owen King was holding a rifle, which was later determined to be an air-pump gun.

NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — Update:

On Tuesday, Michigan State Police released the identity of the man fatally shot by police in Beaver Township, Newaygo County. 

Police said 63-year-old Johnny Owen King "armed himself with what appeared to be a rifle, at which time he was shot." The "rifle" involved was later identified by police as a .177 caliber pneumatic gun, also known as an air-pump gun that shoots pellets or BBs.  

King lived at the address where the incident occurred, according to MSP. 

Police say they were called to the area for a domestic assault. The incident remains under investigation. 

Credit: Michigan State Police

Original Story:

A man was shot by Michigan State Police early Saturday morning in Newaygo County.

Police say they responded around 8:50 a.m. after a report of a domestic dispute in the 8000 block of W 10 Mile Road. Troopers said they were confronted by an armed man upon arrival and he was shot, police say.

According to police, the man was declared dead at the scene and the troopers have been put on administrative leave.

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