MARION, Mich. (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — A man died in northwestern Michigan after a police officer shocked him with a stun gun, causing him to fall onto a large knife.
On Monday, state police said the 29-year-old died Friday in Marion.READ MORE: Michigan Gas Prices Increase 19 Cents Ahead Of Memorial Day
Two Evart police officers were called to a home by a woman who said her son and husband were involved in a domestic dispute and the son had “two large knives.”
State police say the officers found the son near the couple’s home and ordered him to kneel.READ MORE: Family Of Justin Shilling Files Lawsuit Against Oxford Schools
The man kneeled, but then pulled a knife from his waistband, prompting one officer to fire a stun gun into his back. That caused the man to fall forward onto the knife, fatally puncturing his chest cavity.
The officers are on leave amid the investigation.MORE NEWS: Data: Michigan Sees Decrease In Evictions In 2021, But Many Residents Struggle To Find Homes
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