Kent Co. prosecutor: Deputy justified in deadly shooting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County sheriff’s deputy involved in a deadly November 2019 shooting won’t face charges, the prosecutor has decided.

On Thursday, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said the deputy involved in the deadly Nov. 24, 2019 shooting has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Steven Forrest Saucier, 34, was shot at a home on 100th Street near Patterson Avenue in Gaines Township, west of Caledonia.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called there on a report of a domestic disturbance. Deputies said Saucier met them at the front door with a gun, at which point there was an altercation and Saucier pointed the gun at them.

A deputy shot at Saucier, killing him. Another deputy received minor injuries.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety handled the investigation, which is standard procedure. Then sent its findings to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office for review.