Northern MI homeowner fatally shoots knife-wielding intruder

COPEMISH, Mich. (AP) — Police say a knife-wielding man who forced his way into a couple’s northern Michigan home and threatened them with the weapon was fatally shot by one of the homeowners following a struggle.

Michigan State Police said 29-year-old Nathan Reed of Copemish died Sunday afternoon at the shooting scene in a home in the Manistee County city.

Troopers from the Cadillac post said that after Reed entered the home a physical struggle ensued during which one of the home’s occupants retrieved a firearm and shot him.

The home’s female resident was treated at the scene for a minor head injury.