WALKER, Mich. (AP) – A West Michigan father says he “can’t ever forgive his son” who was killed along with another man in a shootout with police following a bank robbery and high-speed chase that left one officer dead.


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Derryl LaFave Sr. told The Grand Rapids Press in a story Saturday that “an officer lost his life for no reason.”


Forty-one-year-old Walker court officer Trevor Slot was run over on Interstate 96 in Ottawa County Thursday as he prepared to deploy spike strips to stop the suspects’ vehicle.


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Shortly after hitting Slot, the vehicle crashed. Police say 32-year-old Derryl LaFave Jr. and 36-year-old Kristopher Cheyne were shot and killed by police after firing at officers.


Derryl LaFave Sr. says his son and Cheyne met while serving time in federal prison.


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