Medical examiner: Man slain by officer shot multiple times
By Associated PressDecember 26
DETROIT — The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office says the unarmed 35-year-old man who was fatally shot by a suburban Detroit officer had multiple gunshot wounds.
Medical examiner’s office spokesman Lloyd Jackson said Saturday in an email that Kevin Matthews’ death was ruled a homicide.
The Detroit man was shot Wednesday by a Dearborn police officer who approached him in connection with an earlier theft. Authorities also said he was being sought on a probation violation warrant. The confrontation followed a foot chase into a Detroit backyard.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig has said the officer suffered minor injuries.
Detroit and state police are investigating the shooting. A message was left Saturday seeking comment from Dearborn police.
Valerie Johnson has said her son was a paranoid schizophrenic and not a threat to officers.