- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

AMBER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor in western Michigan says a state trooper was legally justified when he shot and killed a 68-year-old former teacher who pointed a gun at him.

The Ludington Daily News (https://bit.ly/LU6cqH ) says the shooting happened Jan. 14 in Mason County’s Amber Township, near Ludington.

County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola says in a written opinion that two troopers went to the home after the third of three 911 calls from it was disconnected.

Spaniola says the troopers arrived and overheard shouting inside, including William J. Marble threatening violence against his wife.

The prosecutor says Marble came out with a handgun and pointed it at the officers. Spaniola says one trooper then fired one shot at the man, killing him.

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Online:

Prosecutor’s opinion: https://bit.ly/1nXiiht

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Information from: Ludington Daily News, https://www.ludingtondailynews.com


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