TROY (AP) — The April 9 shooting death of a knife-wielding man by a police officer outside a suburban Detroit home has been ruled a lawful use of force.
The Oakland County sheriff’s office says Monday that prosecutors also determined the April 9 shooting of 23-year-old Robert Issa in Troy was in defense of the officer and fellow officers at the scene.READ MORE: Governor Whitmer Announces Proposal To Invest In Affordable, High-Quality Child Care For Michigan Families
A family member called 911 to report Issa was being “assaultive” inside the home, north of Detroit.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
The sheriff’s office says that after Troy officers arrived, Issa charged at them with two knives. He was shot five times after a stun gun failed to stop him.
Police had responded on other occasions to the home for domestic situations involving Issa.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 338 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths
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