Video of Officer-Involved Shooting in Kentwood Will Be Released Tuesday
Authorities in Kent County have released new information and will soon release video of the officer-involved shooting that killed a West Michigan man who had allegedly just killed his wife, WOOD-TV 8 reports.
Lamont Gulley was shot and killed by a police officer on April 8 in Kentwood, while police were trying to subdue him following the death of his wife, Casey Kempker.
Kent County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker said Prosecutor Bill Forsyth released their findings Tuesday morning. Forsyth said in his findings, in part, that Officer Darrin Cline acted in defense of his fellow officer. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office will not file charges against Officer Cline in the fatal shooting.
WOOD-TV 8 reports that sources told them that the video shows Gulley on the ground surrounded by officers at the time of the shooting. A police dog was on top of Gulley, and he was allegedly stabbing the animal when he was shot.
WOOD-TV has posted the video, which is embedded below. Be aware that the video contains graphic content.
In preparation for the release of the information and video on Tuesday, police officers in Grand Rapids have been alerted about the potential response from the public.
Prosecutor Forsyth will release his decision Tuesday about whether charges will be filed against anyone connected with the shooting.