- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

HARRISON, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor says three central Michigan sheriff’s deputies were legally justified in the fatal shooting of an armed man who disregarded orders to drop his weapon.

Clare County Prosecutor Michelle J. Ambrozaitis said Tuesday she has reviewed investigative reports related to the Nov. 21 fatal shooting of 42-year-old Robert W. Reid III and decided the three officers involved acted lawfully.

Ambrozaitis said in a 16-page statement the Clare County sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic disturbance saw Reid walk toward the residence holding a semiautomatic rifle and repeatedly yelled for him to drop the gun. MLive reports that when it became clear Reid wasn’t going to stop, Sgt. Aaron Miller, Deputy Steven Sentz, and Deputy Ryan Weakman fired on him.

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