The Allegan County Sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a 22-year-old motorist after a traffic stop in Monterey Township June 22, will not face any charges, according to County Prosecutor Myrene Koch.
The deputy has stopped Joseph Nagle, 22, of Comstock Park, on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said. A fight ensued during a field sobriety test and Nagle died when he was shot once in the chest by the deputy.
Michigan State Police was asked to review evidence and conduct an investigation, after which it was determined the shooting was “justified under the extreme circumstances.”
Authorities said Nagle was agitated during the sobriety test, and began to assault the deputy.
During the struggle, the deputy told investigators he feared he would lose consciousness and was afraid Nagle would kill him.