The uncle of the teen accused of shooting and killing the state Trooper this week, said his nephew had "issues" but was "turning his life around."

Nevertheless, uncle Matthew Knysz told WOOD TV that he had been threatened by Eric Knysz and had taken out a personal protection order earlier this year.

When applying for that PPO, the uncle told the court that the nephew "has access to several guns and I am afraid for my life."

{photo:  WOOD TV}