DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) – One guy has actually died following an occurrence that started at a Quality Dairy located at 7120 Lansing Road in Dimondale around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Michigan State Police stated a masked male from Lansing, 77, and an unmasked male from Grand Ledge, Sean Ruis, 43, got into a run-in relating to wearing masks.
Authorities said the client, Ruis, who was not wearing a mask was refused service by the shop.
MSP stated Ruis pulled out a knife and stabbed the 77-year-old Lansing man and after that ran away the scene from in an automobile.
MSP responded to the event at the shop, and the Eaton County Sheriff's Office assisted.
Police stated an Eaton County deputy situated the suspect car and carried out a traffic stop on Jerryson Drive in Delta Township around 7:13 a.m.
MSP stated Ruis immediately exited the vehicle and strolled towards the deputy with weapons.
The deputy, a 22-year veteran, tried to increase distance by supporting and “consequently shot and injured” Ruis who was taken to the healthcare facility and passed away throughout surgical treatment.
At an interview Tuesday, Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich said the stabbing victim remained in serious condition after being required to a regional healthcare facility. He didn't understand where or how many times the male was stabbed.
The MSP released a video of the occurrence on among its Twitter accounts. The video is graphic in nature.
July 14, 2020 MSP also launched body camera footage of the occurrence, which is likewise graphic.
Reich said it appeared Ruis came at the deputy with two knives and a screwdriver.
MSP stated the deputy wasn't injured. She was placed on administrative leave.
“It's extremely regrettable she needed to use her weapon,” Reich stated. “She saved her life. That's the most essential thing here.”
Authorities were also at the Quality Dairy, where the store was obstructed off with authorities tape Tuesday.
Quality Dairy CEO Ken Martin said no staff members were injured in the incident which the store will still adhere to the mask order for customers.
“We're just requesting all parties, no matter what side of the mask problem you're on, for civility,” Martin said. “Give (the staff members) a break.”
Reich stated, that as an Eaton County citizen, he sees almost everybody using masks with a few exceptions. Some individuals might be annoyed about it, he said.
“But, you know,” Reich said, “we're all trying to remain safe and we're all attempting to abide by what the guidelines are.”
Reich told individuals to use a mask.
“Let's make it through this together,” he said.
Aaron Jenkins, MDOT representative, verified to News 10 that Ruis was a transport technician at MDOT and has actually been working there given that 2008. Jenkins stated Ruis was expected to come to work Tuesday.
The Eaton County Sheriff's Office said Ruis didn't have any type of criminal history in the county.
Both incidents remain under investigation by the MSP. As soon as their investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Eaton County district attorney's workplace.