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Michigan State Police trooper involved in fatal shooting

The trooper attempted life-saving efforts until emergency medical personnel arrived, according to police, but the suspect later died.

HAMILTON, Michigan — One man is dead after being shot by police near Hamilton.

Police say it happened around 3 p.m. at a mobile home on Oak Road near 132nd Street in Heath Township. A trooper was responding to a report of a break-in and interrupted the suspect.

Police say the suspect was in the front yard when the officer arrived. The two got into a physical altercation and the officer fired his weapon, shooting the suspect once. The trooper attempted life-saving efforts until emergency medical personnel arrived, according to police, but the suspect later died.

The trooper sustained injuries to his face and did not require hospitalization. 

Police say preliminary investigation has shown that the suspect and one of the homeowners knew each other from a past relationship.

The incident is being investigated by the Michigan State Police Sixth District to avoid potential conflicts of interest. The involved trooper has been placed on administrative leave. When the Michigan State Police finishes their investigation, it will be forwarded to the Allegan County Prosecutor's Office for review.

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