Violent intruder killed by homeowners

On December 22, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post were dispatched to a report of a home invasion and shooting on 1st. Street in Copemish.
A 29-year-old Copemish man, Nathan Reed reportedly forced his way into a home occupied by a man and woman while brandishing a knife. A physical struggle ensued and one of occupants retrieved a firearm, shooting Reed. Reed died at the scene from gunshot injuries. The female occupant was treated at the scene for a minor head injury and released. The male occupant was uninjured.
It is unknown at this time why Reed broke into the home and assaulted the occupants as it is believed all involved were strangers. The incident will continue to be investigated.
Also responding and assisting at the scene were officers from the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Public Safety, DNR Conversation Officers, Benzie County Sheriff’s Office, and North Flight EMS.

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