WYOMING, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Police say an officer has fatally shot a man who was suspected of stealing a semi-automatic pistol from a gun store in western Michigan.
The shooting happened Wednesday night in the Grand Rapids-area community of Wyoming.
Police say the pistol was stolen from the gun store on Wednesday evening and the 25-year-old man — identified as Sadiq Bishara-Abaker Idris, a native of Sudan — was confronted by an officer about two hours later because of what looked like a gun in his back pocket. Police say Idris took out the gun and pointed it at the officer, who then fired at Idris, according to police.
Wyoming police say the officer acted in self-defense. The Kent County sheriff’s department is investigating. Prosecutors will review the case.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.
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