Details Released In Battle Creek Officer-Involved Shooting
The man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with Battle Creek Police Monday has now been identified.
The Battle Creek Enquirer says that the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team had gone to the Tree Top Ridge Apartments at the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Burnham St. around 8:30am Monday, to arrest 36-year-old Joshuah Prough on several felony warrants including theft of a gun and safe breaking. When officers entered the apartment, authorities say Prough was holding handguns in their direction.
Several officers drew their weapons and fired at the suspect, leaving him dead; police aren’t saying if any shots were fired by Prough. Prough reportedly suffered from mental illness.
The officers from both the BCPD and MSP that were involved have been placed on paid leave while state authorities conduct an investigation into the shooting. Police say this is standard procedure when an officer-involved shooting takes place.