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Identity of Lenawee County man shot by deputies revealed

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Michigan State Police have identified the Fairfield Township man who was shot and killed Tuesday evening in a standoff with Lenawee County sheriff's deputies.

Rick Ronald Pifer, 54, has been identified as the man who was fatally shot by deputies responding to his home on Treat Highway Aug. 12.

Deputies had arrived at the home to enforce a court order for Pifer to be hospitalized. According to officials, Pifer was suffering from a mental illness.

When deputies arrived, Pifer's family members said he was acting paranoid and delusional and trying to barricade himself in the home with a shotgun. After being allowed into the residence, the deputies told Pifer to lower his shotgun.

According to the Lenawee County Sheriff, Pifer pointed his shotgun at the deputies, and they fired in self defense.

The incident is currently under investigation by MSP. 

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