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Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of man attacking police justified

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TRENTON, MI (AP) -

A prosecutor says the fatal shooting by an officer of an 18-year-old high school student who attacked suburban Detroit police with a 2-foot long lawnmower blade was justified as self-defense.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Friday that no charges would be filed in the death of Kyle Baker, who was shot May 28 at a home in Trenton.

Worthy says police went to the home after officials reported Baker was exhibiting erratic and paranoid behavior.

Police say they first tried to subdue Baker with a stun gun before the shooting. Worthy says an officer was cut on the hand before shooting Baker. The officer was treated at a hospital and released.

The prosecutor's office says Baker had a small business sharpening lawn mower blades and mowing neighborhood lawns.

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