Prosecutor: Trooper justified in July fatal shooting - WNEM TV 5

Prosecutor: Trooper justified in July fatal shooting

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A prosecutor has determined the Michigan State trooper's actions that led to a fatal shooting were justified.

About 12:05 p.m. on July 15, troopers were called to a report of a suspicious situation near the intersection of M-115 and 20 Mile Road in Osceola County.

A caller reported a car was on its side, up against a house, and a man was running around frantically.

When an officer arrived about 12:24 p.m. an investigation revealed that 43-year-old Eugene Kailing, from Hersey, ran towards the trooper with a metal pipe.

The trooper then used his Taser, but the device had no effect and Kailing continued to charge the officer.

The trooper then fired his gun, shooting and killing Kailing.

The Osceola County prosecutor reviewed all of the evidence in the case and determined the trooper's use of deadly force was justified. There will be no charges brought against the trooper.


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