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Michael Patrick Shiels
WSJM-FM 94.9

Posted: Monday, 16 June 2014 12:20PM

Police Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Long John Silvers Armed Robber In Niles

The shooting death of an armed robbery suspect in Niles last month is being called justified, and the officers involved will not be charged. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic has cleared officers from the Berrien County Sheriff's Department, Niles City Police and the Michigan State Police, saying they acted appropriately in gunning down Eddie Macon, Jr. on May 2nd. The autopsy and lab analysis from the MSP lab showed Macon died as the result of a shot to the head from Niles Police Officer Jenny Evans. He was also shot in the legs as he tried to run from the Long John Silvers on South 11th Street with a bag of money and a cocked and loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol. Macon was recognized during the robbery as the ex-boyfriend of a former employee. Macon was 39 years old.


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