An officer involved shooting in Roscommon County left one man dead Wednesday night.
According to Michigan State Police, an officer from the Denton Township Police Department and a Roscommon County sheriff’s Deputy responded to a wellness check in Prudenville around 10:42 p.m. Authorities say they found 53-year-old Barry Eugene Phillips outside his home with a gun. The officers tried to negotiate with Phillips, but police say he went back inside and returned with a long gun and pointed it at the officers. The Denton Township officer reportedly then fired his weapon, hitting Phillips. Police say Phillips was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The officer was placed on administrative leave, following department protocol, and State Police are investigating the incident.