DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (MLive) -- A sheriff’s deputy who shot and fatally injured a suspect who threatened her with a knife has been placed on administrative leave, Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich said.
The Eaton County Sheriff's Office released video of the July 14 incident on Jerryson Drive in Delta Township.
The man was identified as Sean Ernest Ruis, 43, of Grand Ledge. He later died in surgery.
Ruis was a suspect in a stabbing at a convenience store at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Ruis went into the store without a mask and was refused service. Ruis is accused of stabbing a 77-year-old man in the store before he fled in a vehicle. The Eaton County sheriff’s deputy pulled over Ruis’ vehicle about a half hour later. Ruis reportedly failed to comply with the deputy's commands.
The stabbing victim was treated for his injuries, police said.