42-year-old Albion man who threatened to kill relative shot by police officer, dies

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ALBION (WWJ) -- A police officer in Albion has been placed on administrative leave after reportedly shooting and killing a man who was experiencing psychological issues and threatening to kill his relative.

The Albion Department of Public Safety says family members told police about a relative who was experiencing issues and taking medication while drinking. Police said the family noted he was being "irrational."

They said they were concerned because he told his family he wanted to kill a relative he fought with a few weeks ago.

Police found him at that relative's house in the 700 block of N. Eaton St. on Wednesday at approximately 6:30 p.m. after he had attempted to break into the front door.

Police said that while he was breaking in, the relative ran out the back door.

Authorities said that three officers responded to the scene and the man began raising a gun. Officers said that they told the man to drop the gun multiple times. That's when one officer shot him.

Officers rendered first aid and the man was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to the Albion Police Chief Scott Kipp.

Michigan State Police is currently investigating the shooting.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, said officials