COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting that happened early Monday morning in Comstock Township.
It happened outside the Shell gas station on Miller Drive off 35th Street.
#HAPPENING: Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office detectives say a deputy-involved shooting took place at the Shell gas station in #Galesburg.— Lauren Kummer (@LaurenKummerTV) October 4, 2021
The deputy was not injured. There is a white sheet draped over a body in the parking lot. @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/BGfj4pDByn
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said they received a call just before 3 a.m. for an unknown emergency.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said a deputy arrived on scene and shortly after, he was met by a person who was armed.
The armed suspect lunged at the deputy, and the deputy fired his weapon hitting the suspect. That suspect died on scene, and the deputy was not hurt.
Sheriff Fuller said the investigation was turned over to the Michigan State Police.
"As long as it takes for the Michigan State Police to conduct their investigation, the gas station has advised they are happy to cooperate," said Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Richard Fuller. "No threat to the public at this time. Everything is contained here at this shell gas station," he said.
#UPDATE: Law enforcement just removed the crime scene tape surrounding the Shell gas station in #ComstockTownship.— Lauren Kummer (@LaurenKummerTV) October 4, 2021
There are still a few investigators on scene. The gas station has reopened. @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/8zhg0NUZ9f
Sheriff Fuller also added having Michigan State Police investigate is protocol in situations like these.
The gas station reopened just before 8 a.m. after being closed down for about four hours.