KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Monday afternoon on Deputy Ryan Proxmire's death.
Watch the news conference here:
Proxmire was part of a group of deputies who responded to the Shell Gas Station in Galesburg on Saturday night.
The deputies were attempting to take a suspect from an earlier pursuit into custody. When the deputies approach, that suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at them. The suspect was able to drive off, leading them on a chase south.
Just a few minutes into the pursuit, the suspect opened fire at the deputies, shooting Deputy Proxmire near the intersection of MN Avenue and 38th Street in Climax Township. Deputy Proxmire's cruiser went off the road.
He was taken to the hospital in serious condition, where he later died.