Officer Fires Shot at Suspected Muskegon Heights Car Thief

Posted at 3:59 PM, Aug 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-16 15:59:35-04

MSP Michigan State Police file photo generic dayMUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Michigan State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Muskegon Heights after a stolen vehicle complaint Friday afternoon.

The car was reported stolen at Broadway and 7th around 1:30 p.m., but the driver sped away when police tracked them down.  Four suspects in the vehicle fled on foot at Columbia Avenue and 5th Street.

An officer fired a shot at one suspect, who was allegedly fleeing while carrying a handgun.  They were not struck by the officer’s shot, and no one else was injured in the incident.  According to MSP, the investigation is ongoing.