Name released in deadly officer involved shooting

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UPDATE 7/9/2021: On July 8 the Iron County Prosecutor’s Office released the name of the individual involved in the officer involved shooting on June 24. Donald Ronald Bridgette was named as the person involved, no further information is available at this time as the incident is still under investigation.

Iron River, Mich. (WJMN) – The Iron County Prosecuting Attorney has provided new details on Tuesday about a deadly shooting involving law enforcement in the city of Iron River last week.

According to Prosecuting Attorney Chad DeRouin, a deputy with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and an officer with the Iron River Police Department were sent to check on someone’s well-being at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. While the officer and deputy were responding, they fired their guns and one person was shot and killed.

DeRouin went on to say Michigan State Police responded and are now leading the investigation.

It is unclear at this time what circumstances resulted in law enforcement using their guns. Names of all those involved are not being released at this time.

The Prosecuting Attorney DeRouin wrote that they will not be releasing further information until the investigation is complete and they have had time to review the details.

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