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Michigan State Police report a fatal officer-involved shooting

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- An officer-involved shooting left one man dead on Thursday morning.

The Michigan State Police Fifth District Fugitive Team attempted to arrest a parole violator in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, April 2.

Thomas Verile Jr, 37, was wanted for violating his parole related to criminal charges.

Verile also had active warrants for failure to appear in court due to a shotgun charge and child neglect.

The Fugitive Team attempted to arrest Verile but he fled and allegedly struck two officers during his escape.

Verlie crashed his vehicle, left the scene on foot and officials were unable to locate him.

On Thursday morning, the Fugitive Team found Verile at a home in Kalamazoo where he was apparently making threats to officers.

Verile had allegedly said he had a weapon.

Michigan State Police confirmed that several officers fired shots at Verile during the exchange.

He was taken to Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo where he was pronounced dead.

Michigan State Police said an investigation after the incident did not result in finding a firearm on Verile.

The Michigan State Police Third District Investigative Response team is in the process of doing a full investigation of the events surrounding the fatal shooting.

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