The Eaton County Prosecutor’s Office has released photos, showing the bloody face of Sgt. Jonathan Frost, following injuries he sustained during a fatal shooting back in February.
According to a report in the Lansing State Journal, Prosecutors at first did not want to release the photos, but when they announced that no charges would be filed against Sgt. Frost, an eight-year veteran, the public’s reaction was so negative they changed their minds.
Police say Sgt. Frost pulled Deven Guilford over Feb. 28 after he said the teen flashed his bright lights because he thought Frost’s were on. Guilford, who reportedly had marijuana in his system at the time, repeatedly refused to give Frost his driver’s license and was resisting arrest.
Frost initially used his stun gun on the teen, but then Guilford got off the ground, and was able to get on top of Frost in a snow-filled ditch and was hitting him in the face.
At that point, prosecutors say, Frost could feel blood in his mouth and felt he was about to lose consciousness before he removed his gun from the holster. In the 19-page press release that attorneys released, it said Frost’s gun did not fire at first, but he ejected an unfired round, chambered a new round and fired seven shots at close range in four seconds, all of which struck Guilford. He died at the scene.
There is no video of the confrontation soon after Guilford was stunned and stood up.