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AG's office charges Lowell officer following officer involved shooting in August

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 11:52:25-05

LOWELL, Mich. — The Attorney General's Office charged a Lowell officer Tuesday following a high speed chase and officer involved shooting in Ionia County last year.

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Officer Jason Diaz faces several felony charges after a high-speed chase through Kent and Ionia counties back on August 29.

According to the AG's Office, Diaz allegedly fired his weapon at the fleeing vehicle and struck a passenger in the head.

Diaz was charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony, one count of misconduct in office by a public official, a five-year felony; and one count of weapons, careless discharge causing injury, a two-year high court misdemeanor.

His next court appearance is set for March 22.