Sheriff identifies man killed in Michigan standoff

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police are identifying a 49-year-old man shot dead at his northwestern Michigan home after an 11-hour standoff.

Grand Traverse County Sheriff Scott Fewins says the man is Craig Lee Carlson, who lived in the village of Karlin.

Fewins says the deputy who shot Carlson is Charlie Jetter, who has been with the department since 2001. Jetter was assigned as a police observer and sniper with the team sent to the Carlson home.

The sheriff's office says Carlson called dispatchers Friday night and said he was suicidal, then fired a shot from inside his house.

Officers tried negotiations and fired tear gas. They say Carlson was shot after picking up a gun and beginning to point it toward officers.

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