Portage Police: Woman Stabbed in Face, Suspect Shot by Officer

Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-17 19:40:31-05

PORTAGE, Mich. – A man was shot by a Portage police officer after he allegedly stabbed a woman in the face.

Michigan State Police and Portage police were at the crime scene at Crossroad Village Apartments for several hours following the shooting.

They told FOX 17 it all began at about 12:45 p.m. when people starting calling into police, saying two people were fighting inside a car at the intersection of Romence Road and Constitution Blvd.

When police arrived, they said the victim was still inside the car and that she was stabbed in the face by the suspect. They said she was alert and able to point them in the direction of the suspect. Within in minutes, a plainclothes officer caught up to the suspect at the apartment complex.

“The plainclothes officer encountered the suspect who was still armed with a knife,” Daniel Mills Portage Senior Deputy Police/Fire Chief said. “To stop the threat the officer fired a service weapon. The suspect was shot.”

No names involved in the incident were released by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect and the victim were transported to a nearby hospital. Their conditions are unknown. The officer involved in the shooting was not injured. He is being placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

Mills said it’s been at least a decade since there has been an officer involved shooting in Portage.