In Troy, Michigan, a 23-year-old man was shot to death after failing to heed police instructions and warnings.
This is the latest on the first police-involved shooting in Troy within the last 20 years, and what led up to this terrible incident.
Tasers Were Ineffective
Troy police were called to a residence at the 4900 block of Saddle Brook Court, near John R and Long Lake roads. According to police, a family member at the residence requested police assistance due to a relative being “assaultive.” The caller also informed 911 that the relative was armed with multiple knives.
When police arrived at the scene, they immediately encountered a man who tried to get into both police vehicles. Police tried using Tasers to subdue the 23-year-old man, but to no effect.
Instructions Not Heeded Led to Shooting
When Tasers were ineffective, police tried to reason with the suspect, and instructed him numerous times to stop approaching one of the officers. The man failed to heed instructions and charged at the officer, who drew their gun and fired upon the 23-year-old. The attacker was taken to a hospital where he later died from his wounds.
According to Troy Police Department Lt. Josh Jones, this is the first officer-involved shooting in Troy within 20 years. Troy police are still in the midst of investigating the shooter, and there should be a press conference sometime Monday afternoon.