Armed Suspect Shot and Killed by Genesee County Deputy
Written by Dan Fischer on April 12, 2018
An armed suspect was fatally shot by a Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy after the man ignored commands to drop his weapon and pointed his gun at the officer.
The shooting occurred late last night in the parking lot of the Log Cabin Restaurant on Gilmore Road in Pembroke.
Undersheriff Gregory Walker said law enforcement responded to a report of shots fired at the restaurant shortly before 11 last night.
When police arrived they encountered an armed suspect in the parking lot. The suspect, Walker said, failed to respond to commands, turned and pointed a handgun at one of the responding deputies.
Walker said the deputy fired one shot, killing the suspect.
Walker spoke with WBTA at the scene early this morning:
The name of the suspect has not yet been released. The name of the deputy who fired the fatal shot also has not yet been revealed.
Undersheriff Walker said the case has been turned over to the State Police for an independent investigation.
Walker said further information would be released later today.