A Mason County man is dead after he was shot by a Michigan State Police trooper during a confrontation.
Police were called to a home on Dennis Road in Amber Township Tuesday around 11 p.m. after a 911 hang-up.
As the police contacted the occupants inside the home, William Jackson Marble, 68, confronted the trooper with a weapon. The trooper fired one shot, hitting Marble in the chest. He was taken to the hospital and died a short time later.
Marble was a former teacher at Mason County Eastern, the Associated Press reports. He taught at the school for 33 years.
State Police are required to follow strict guidelines when guns are discharged. MSP policy permits officers to point or discharge a firearm in self-defense or defense of another when he believes there is imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.
A full and complete investigation is currently underway by the Michigan State Police. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Mason County Sheriff's Office, Ludington Police Department and Life EMS.