Police shoot home invasion suspect who was armed with a knife

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. -- A man who was a suspect in a home invasion was shot when he was confronted by officers, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

A 9-1-1 call was made around 9:30 p.m. Thursday about an unknown male cutting himself in a driveway near CR 374 and Orchard Lane.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the man had committed a home invasion at the house, reports said.

The suspect had fled the scene before deputies arrived, so the Van Buren County Canine Unit and a Paw Paw Police officer tracked the subject, reports said.

The officer and deputy located the suspect, who advanced towards them with the knife, reports said.

Shots were fired at the suspect, a 49-year-old man from Wisconsin, deputies said.

The officer and deputy performed first aid and the suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy and the Paw Paw officer have been placed on paid administrative leave per policy pending the investigation.

Michigan State Police will be investigating the officer and deputy involved shooting.

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