Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office calls action of state trooper who opened fire on man justifiable

Suspicious man came at trooper with knife

Footage shows MSP trooper shooting man in Monroe County

MONROE, Mich. – The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office is calling the action of a state trooper who opened fire on a knife-wielding man justifiable.

Video footage showed the man rushing toward the trooper on a busy south dixie highway. What investigators say you do not see is the trooper repeatedly asking the man to drop the large knife.

The encounter lasted a few seconds. Witnesses told investigators that the trooper did everything he could to diffuse the situation before firing his weapon.

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