Police shooting of attempted murder suspect ruled justified

SAULT STE. MARIE — The early December police shooting of a Sault Ste. Marie man accused of holding a woman at knifepoint has been ruled justified.

Scott Brown, 29, is charged with attempted murder and interfering with electronic communication.

A Sault Ste. Marie City Police officer shot him on December 3rd after Brown was said to have refused commands from the officer to let the woman go. The officer was placed on administrative leave while Michigan State Police from the Sault Ste. Marie Post investigated the shooting.

That investigation is now complete. The State Police have found the shooting to be justifiable and the officer has been reinstated to full duty.

Brown is being held in the Chippewa County Jail without bond. He has a pretrial in 50th Circuit Court scheduled for February 24th.