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Officers in Iron River shooting won't be charged, prosecutors say


IRON RIVER, MI— No charges will be filed in an Iron River officer-involved shooting that happened in June.

On the 24th police were dispatched to a wellbeing check at a residence on Cayuga Street on a report that David Bridgette was breaking things inside the home. His wife said there several guns in the house.

Officer Kurt Harrington and deputy Mike Mansell entered the house and saw a pistol lying on a table. As Harrington reached to secure the pistol, Bridgette came down the hallway with a pistol in his hand.

Harrington commanded Bridgette to drop the weapon, but Bridgette didn’t comply. He continued to walk toward Harrington, then raised his pistol and pointed it right at the officer. Harrington and Mansell fired their guns, hitting and killing Bridgette.

The Iron County Prosecutor’s Office has reviewed the case and determined both officers were justified in their actions.