1 hurt in officer-involved shooting in Wyoming

Posted at 12:39 PM, Nov 04, 2019

WYOMING, Mich. — Wyoming police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 11:20 a.m. on Walter Street near Division Avenue in Wyoming.

Officers were sent to the area on a report of a domestic situation involving a suspect being armed with a knife. When they arrived, police made contact with the man and shots were eventually fired by a Wyoming officer.

Police didn’t say what caused the officer to fire his gun.

A couple who witnessed the incident said they couldn’t believe what was happening in front of them as they left their home on Walter Street and started driving toward Division Avenue.

“Two police jump out of the car, two people are running,” Sheryl Smith said. “The police are running behind them with guns drawn and all of a sudden we hear shooting, somebody goes down.”

Minutes later, the area was filled with police.

“(Her husband) keeps driving towards Division and I said, ‘you need to turn around because they’re shooting toward us,'” Smith said. “So we turn around and go around the block and park over here and within two minutes, police were coming from everywhere, sirens from everywhere.”

The suspect’s injuries aren’t expected to be life-threatening.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office will take over the investigation of the incident, which is standard protocol.