Prosecutor Says Use of Deadly Force Justified

Jackson police officer Trent Marcum will not be charged with a crime for shooting a suspect on February 2nd. County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka announced the decision Thursday morning based on his review of the investigative report by Michigan State Police. The investigative report says body-cam footage shows Corey Catlin armed with a knife, holding his mother in a choke hold and threatening to kill her. Catlin refused repeated orders to drop the knife before being shot by officer Marcum. The prosecutor’s office says Marcum was justified in the use of deadly force.