Jackson County Prosecutor Jerard Jarzynka will not charge a Jackson city police officer who shot a suspect in early February.
Officer Trent Marcum was one of four Jackson police officer who were called to a home on the 100 block of West Mansion on February 2.
According to investigators, the girlfriend of Corey Catlin called 911 and told them the man was drunk and suicidal and was inside his mother’s home.
When officers arrived they were told Catlin wanted to die by “suicide by cop” and was ready to shoot police.
They looked through a window and saw Catlin had his mother in a choke hold and she was calling for help.
Catlin was using his phone to Facebook Live himself holding a knife to his mother’s throat.
Marcum broke through the front door and told Catlin repeatedly to drop the knife but when the man made a move to stab his mother, Marcum fired one shot, striking Catlin in the neck.
The woman had been stabbed three times and required hospitalization.
In today’s decision Jarzynka wrote that it was his opinion that “in light of the totality of the circumstances as perceived by Officer Marcum at the time of the shooting, he was justified in the discharge of his service weapon to eliminate a credible threat.”
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