Police release name of man fatally shot by Michigan trooper
State police have identified an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a state trooper in southwestern Michigan after what police called a “prolonged and violent” struggle between the men.
Virgil Taylor, 31, of Zeeland, was shot by the trooper in Allegan County’s Heath Township near Hamilton. An autopsy showed Taylor died of a single gunshot wound, state police Lt. DuWayne Robinson said Wednesday in a statement.
“Evidence from the scene indicates the physical altercation between Taylor and the trooper was prolonged and violent,” Robinson said.
The trooper, who has not been identified, suffered a facial injury during the fight, police said.
Robinson said audio and video was captured on the trooper’s in-car camera system, The Grand Rapids Press reported.