A policeman in Benton Harbor, MI has been placed on administrative leave after shooting and killing a man at 2:00 A.M. Tuesday morning, pending an investigation. According to the police statement, the officers responded to calls that someone was being held at gunpoint inside of a house. When the police arrived, the residents of the house said they knew nothing about the call or any guns. Once the officers left the house, though, a man popped out from the streets and started shooting at them.
The police shot and killed the man. The suspect is said to have had two guns on him.
Obviously, we’ll have to wait for the full investigation, but it sounds like the man who was shot and killed tried to ambush these officers after calling in a false report.