Wyoming DPS: man turns gun on himself, dies after exchange with police

Posted at 8:48 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 23:01:26-04

WYOMING, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is now leading the investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting in Wyoming on Friday.

Wyoming authorities say officers were sent to Resurrection Cemetery at 4100 Clyde Park Avenue, north of 44th Street,  around 5:40 p.m. on reports of a possible suicidal man who was armed.

Police say responding officers were trying to help the man when he pulled out a handgun: “Shots were fired by officers, and the male turned his gun on himself, firing what is believed to be one round.”

Police say the man was then taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department will handle the investigation. It’s standard protocol for an outside police agency to conduct investigations of officer-involved shootings. The Wyoming Police say an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday to determine the cause of death.