Man killed in shooting involving five officers

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BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Jackson County.

47-year-old Kenneth Scott Townley was shot and killed by officers after police say he robbed the Dollar General location at 3025 E Michigan Ave. in Blackman Township.

Police say Townley was armed during the robbery and died during surgery following the shooting.

The shooting took place on Tyson Street near Watts Street around 2:45 p.m., 20 minutes following the alleged armed robbery.

A total of five officers were involved in the shooting including two Blackman Township officers, two Jackson city police officers, and one Jackson County Sheriff deputy.

A few houses were hit by bullets during the alternation between the suspect and police, but no injuries were reported.

Townley had recently been released from jail Saturday.

Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

All five officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

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