UPDATE: Suspect in critical condition after firearm incident in Forsyth Township Sunday

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K.I. SAWYER, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE Monday, October 14 at 11:15 a.m.:

The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post has provided more details about a firearm situation Sunday in Forsyth Township.

According to the MSP, at approximately 4:10 p.m. on October 13, officers from the Forsyth Township Police Department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 100 block of Crusader Street to check the well-being of a man inside the home.

As officers attempted to communicate with him, the man brandished a gun and fired a shot through a window and in the direction of officers.

Forsyth Township Police then requested assistance from the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team.

After arriving on scene, MSP troopers repeatedly gave the suspect verbal commands to put down the weapon, he refused and fired several additional rounds inside and outside of the home in the direction of police.

MSP said that while troopers attempted to communicate with him again, the suspect came outside with a long gun. A MSP trooper fired and struck the suspect as he was attempting to point the weapon at police.

The suspect, a 68-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital and is in critical condition at the time of posting.

Forsyth Township Police are investigating the original incident.

The MSP’s Seventh District Investigative Response Team is investigating the officer involved shooting. In accordance with department policy, the involved trooper has been placed on administrative leave.

MSP Eight District Commander Capt. John Halpin says transparency is most important in this investigation.

"That's why we go the extra step of bringing in an independent investigative team made up of detective sergeants, detective lieutenants, that way they can investigate it independently and they actually provide the report and investigative paperwork to the local prosecutor for their decision," said Halpin.

When each investigation is complete, they will be forwarded to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

No name or other details have been released.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to update the story as more details are made available.


UPDATE Monday, October 14 at 2:53 a.m.:

The Forsyth Township Police Department says there was a situation involving a firearm in K.I. Sawyer Sunday evening, but few details have been released.

Police say that there is no longer a threat in the area and also would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

Residents in the area of Fury and Crusader Streets were asked to stay in their homes and get into their basements Sunday afternoon, starting sometime around 5:30 p.m..

This is a developing story. TV6 & FOX UP will provide updates as they become available.


As of 5:30 p.m. on Sunday there is a large police presence on Crusader Avenue near the former K.I. Sawyer AFB.

It is not confirmed what is going on, and we will update the story as we receive new information.