Michigan State Police investigating fatal stabbing of Marion man
Evart officers placed on administrative leave
MARION — Troopers with the Michigan State Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old Marion man which occurred Friday evening.
According to a press release from the MSP, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, two officers with the Evart Police Department assisted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office by responding to a report made by a woman of a "domestic incident" at her home in Marion.
The woman reported her 29-year-old son came to her home, where she was with her husband, brandishing two large knives.
Evart Police Department officers arrived on-scene and contacted the 29-year-old, who was on foot at the intersection of Third and Broadway streets near the home.
Officers said they issued verbal commands, ordering the subject to go to his knees, to which he complied. The subject was then allegedly ordered to place his hands on his head, but he did not do so.
The MSP press release said the subject then reached into his waistband, producing a large bladed weapon, which appeared to officers to be a large knife or small sword.
One office was reportedly positioned in front of the subject with a TASER drawn, while the other officer was behind the subject with a firearm drawn.
The officer to the rear of the subject transitioned to a TASER, and deployed it into the subject's back.
Officers said this resulted in the Marion man falling forward and onto the knife in his hand, puncturing his chest cavity.
Police said they immediately called for an ambulance and rendered first aid to the man, but he died at the scene from the stab wound.
Officials from the city of Evart advised that per policy, the officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and review by the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office, according to the press release.
The investigation by the MSP is ongoing.