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Muskegon man dead after being shot by police

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A 20-year-old man armed with a knife displaying erratic behavior was shot at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning

Officers with the Muskegon Police Department responded to the 1900 block of Howden Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday. There they found a 20-year-old man armed with a knife displaying erratic behavior.

According to a statement from the Muskegon Police Department, the man was not compliant with officers who were attempting to de-escalate the situation.

Still armed, the subject fled to a neighboring residence and attacked a female bystander with the knife.

Officers then opened fire on the suspect, who died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

The female who was attacked sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. She is expected to survive.

Per department policy, the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave while the Michigan State Police investigate.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
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