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WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, MI – A 43-year-old man from the Grand Ledge area was shot and killed by an Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputy after he was inside of a store where he got into an argument with another customer, stabbed that person, then fled the scene.

MSP Lansing Troopers and Eaton County Sheriff’s Department Deputies respond to Quality Dairy store in Windsor Twp in Eaton County, on July 14th, at 6:45 AM, for a 911 call about a stabbing incident.

The preliminary investigation shows that two customers were inside the store and an argument occurred between the two of them about one customer not wearing a mask inside the store. The customer not wearing a mask is also refused service by the store and at one point the customer not wearing a mask pulls out a knife and stabs a 77 year old male from Lansing and then fled the scene in a car.

A deputy with Eaton County Sheriff’s Department located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Jerryson Drive in Delta Twp at 7:13 AM.

The suspect immediately exits his vehicle and walks towards the deputy with a knife in hand to attack the deputy. The deputy attempted to increase distance by backing up and subsequently shot and injured the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and died during surgery. The suspect has been identified as Sean Ernest Ruis, a 43-year-old man from Grand Ledge.

The stabbing victim from Quality Dairy was transported to a local hospital for his injuries and is alive.

The female deputy is a 22 1/2 year veteran with Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and was not injured. Both incidents remain under investigation at this time by MSP.

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