ROYAL OAK (AP) — A prosecutor says the fatal shooting of a man by a suburban Detroit officer after police say he sped away from a traffic stop was justified.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced the decision Wednesday. Leyton says the Royal Oak officer acted in self-defense and to protect others.Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
Police say the officer pulled over a car April 10 for a traffic violation, but the driver, Antonino Thomas Gordon of Commerce Township, fled and was spotted later in a fast food restaurant drive-thru lane. Police say the officer shot Gordon after he tried to flee again.READ MORE: AAA Offers 'Tow To Go' Program During Memorial Day Weekend
Leyton says in a statement that it’s “a very tragic incident for all involved,” but noted that Gordon’s “own actions … put countless lives at risk.”
Family members of Gordon have called the shooting unjustified.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
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