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Prosecutor: Officer justified in fatal shooting of woman

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A prosecutor says a police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman who was confronting officers with a gun in southeastern Michigan.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports St. Clair County Prosecutor Mike Wendling discussed the ruling in a letter to the sheriff's detective who handled the investigation. Melissa Wiseman of Richmond died Aug. 4 following a confrontation with police and Border Patrol agents in Marine City.

Wendling says Wiseman's husband reported that she and a gun were missing. Police found her in a vehicle and she apparently fired a shot.

Police say she held a gun to her head and they tried to get her to put down the gun, but after about 20 minutes she pointed it at an officer and he fired.

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