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MSP IDs man shot by trooper in Newaygo County over weekend

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Posted at 3:00 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 15:00:12-04

HESPERIA, Mich. — Michigan State Police investigators released on Tuesday the name of the individual who was shot by a trooper over the weekend.

Johnny Owen King, 63, had been living at the home in Beaver Township that the shooting happened at, according to a news release.

Troopers were investigating a domestic assault and were inside a travel trailer when they asked King to come outside to talk with them.

MSP says King refused and armed himself with what looked like a rifle, at which time he was shot.

The weapon has been examined by the MSP Grand Rapids forensic lab and has been identified as a .177 caliber pneumatic gun.

The investigation continues.