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Deputy Injured In Struggle With Suspect

Posted at 12:52 PM, Dec 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-20 12:52:44-05

HOLLAND, Mich. — An Ottawa County deputy was hurt when a suspect with a handgun resisted him.

There were no shots fired.

The incident began when loss prevention personnel at the Meijer at 3320 Westshore Drive called police around 2 a.m. Three people were suspected of stealing alcohol

With a description of the suspects’ vehicle, the deputy pulled over a vehicle on Riley Street, and a suspect showed that he had a gun on his belt. The deputy fought with the suspect and was hurt. Other deputies restrained the suspect, and the gun was confiscated.

The deputy was treated at a health facility and released.

The suspects, all 19-year-olds from Holland and Holland Township, face charges of retail fraud, firearm possession, and cocaine charges.