Discharge of Muskegon officer’s gun investigated

The Muskegon Police Department is investigating the discharge of a firearm by one of its officers late Sunday night at an incident in the area of Fifth Street and Southern Avenue. Responding officers were originally sent to the area on a call of shots fired and found three people. The first officer advised one man to raise his hands, and the person pulled a handgun from the waist of his pants and raised it toward the officer, reported Muskegon Police Capt. Andrew Olson. The officer - a six-year veteran - fired a single shot at the man, missing him.
Tribune Staff
Aug 30, 2011


The man ran from the area, but was later located nearby, trying to hide from officers.

Police took the man into custody and lodged him in the Muskegon County Jail pending investigation, Olson said.

A loaded handgun was confiscated from the man, police said.


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