- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AMBER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State Police say a trooper fatally shot a 68-year-old former teacher as the trooper responded to a possible call to 911 where someone hung up.

The Ludington Daily News reports the shooting happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday in Mason County’s Amber Township, near Ludington, after the man pointed a gun at the trooper. Police identified the man as William Jackson Marble.

Police say Marble, who had a handgun fired one shot, and Marble died at a hospital.

The newspaper reports Marble was a former Mason County Eastern teacher who taught 33 years at the school.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the trooper had been waiting for backup at the time of the shooting. WPBN/WTOM-TV reports state police are investigating. The Mason County sheriff’s department and Ludington police also responded.

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